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I'll show you "Anger Control"....

Anger is a reaction to something, such as an event, a feeling, or another reaction. Anger is not the root problem. Anger is nothing more than an emotion. Fine then. I feel angry. Irritated. Infuriated. Aggrivated. Pissed off. Homicidal. Agressive. Violent. Ready to fuck someone up.

As you can guess, today was not a good day. In fact, my keyboard is getting quite the beating. I was going to type that the respect level of my students would have to change... but, in order to change, there would have to be a level to begin with. I swear, I'm going to start kicking them out. True, I'm supposed to be "helping them succeed", but there has to be a line drawn somewhere. Where do I give up my right to work in a safe environment? My sanity is going fast, and that can't be very safe. If I'm not respected in my own classroom, where the fuck am I ever going to be respected???

Actually, I've calmed down a bit. I went grocery shopping (buying some migraine Advil) and I have gotten a bit of perspective. Let me emphasize, only a little bit. This program is a priviledge for students to partake in: it is the only way to do Grade 9 in only one semester. And it is there choice to be there. If they don't like it, they have the option of leaving. I may make that option easier and easier for them...

I'm just glad that the school day ended when it did. For mine and the students' safety.

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opera_queen
Oct. 7th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
Damn!

Does it make you feel better to know that I'm not respected by my grade 3 students? I'm about ready to punch some of those little punks...ok, so not really, but I'm turbo frustrated.

Give me a call...we can vent.

Just think: SAG in only a few weeks...there will be wine waiting for you.
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