1. Me: sitting down to tutor a high school student.
Me: “OK, please get out your Spanish book.”
My student: “Oh. I was supposed to bring my book?”
Me: “THUNK.” (The sound of my head hitting the table in despair.)
2. Me: getting ready to teach a class of businesspeople.
Manager: “[Student 1] and [Student 2] can’t be here today because they are on a business trip. So they were wondering if you’d mind teaching this class on a conference call, because they don’t want to miss anything.”
Me: unable to respond, due to the tears of joy running down my face.
Funny, I still always had a student like the teenager even when training business people. LOL
Teenagers go to school/take classes because they are made to. Adults go to school/take classes because they want to. They appreciate the teacher and the material. Very neatly illustrated!
so what you’re saying is if the spanish student were home with the text book you could do it as a conference call. genius!! 🙂
Mary (Mert) says
Too funny! It cracks me how businees people think that world revolves around them.
Mary (Mert) says
Sheesh, bees knees… typos. Business I meant.
I’m convinced that kids should be forced to work in the salt mines for 2 years after middle school so that they appreciate education.
I can so relate to this!! I teach too. Don’t you just love them- kids! A short sharp shock of real work might get them to appreciate education- you’re right Diesel.
As a parent, in a state where being bilingual is a preferred job qualification, I hope my daughter will take her Spanish class very seriously.
I give you (teachers) credit, I only see my kids all day on the weekend, I”m not sure if I could ever Home School them, you must have some kind of patience.
Yeah, it was a very interesting contrast.