So I had an interesting incident with a student today. I confiscated his cell phone and he called me a "douche." "Douche?" I think what bothers me the most was his lack of creativity. If you're going to call a teacher a name, and get suspended for it. you might as well make it a good one. Here are a few suggestions. How about calling me "old grayhead?" I'm getting pretty white around the edges. Older professorial type men are sometimes called "graybeards." "Grayhead" would have been a good one. Here's another. "Thaumaturge" When said in just the right meter it can sound rather nasty. In case you're looking for a definition you'll find a picture of a teacher doing her best to work wonders with seniors who have about 8 weeks to go. How about "Sesquapod?" I am one! Although I dont use big words to sound smart. I try to teach them to you so YOU sound smart. You could have called me a "Synderette." Indicating that I am a follower of fund slashing, union busting Governor Rick Snyder . Now that would have been an insult indeed.
I love my job. Teaching is an art and I enjoy learning and growing along with my students. I can't think of any thing else I'd rather do.