For all those teachers out there, slogging through the second half of the year…
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses of students with no pencils, cell phone addictions, and a penchant for saying this about To Kill a Mockingbird:
“I really didn’t like that book. I read almost like half way through and they STILL hadn’t killed any mockingbirds.”
(True story. I could tell you the student’s name, where he was sitting, and how I fantasized, just for a minute, about smacking him with my battered copy of Mockingbird, and it’s been over 10 years ago. For reals. )
Carry on, teacher warriors. Carry on.