Fellow teachers will attest to the increased levels of nonsense that accompany the end of every school year. For example, we’ve got the truant students who reappear only to ask for extra credit. Personally, I like to remind them that the “extra” they’re requesting implies they’ve previously earned credit, which is not the case because when you don’t attend school, you don’t earn credit. Usually, though, teachers succumb to the pressure from administration to find a way–ANY WAY–to pass these students.
Speaking of administration, they tend to be part of the end of the year nonsense with their ridiculous requests and
The end of every school year is so insanely stressful, the WTF moments so excruciatingly plentiful that some of us write books about it. Ha. Other teachers weigh the pros and cons of stabbing themselves in the eye with a sharpened #2 pencil.
Educators who go the pencil route, we understand. Peace be with you.
You’ll find the rest of us suffering through these annual absurdities. Sixteen absurdities, to be exact, that teachers are so completely OVER by the end of every school year. My latest for Bored Teachers!