Time is going by very quickly. It’s already at the end of April and all the May holidays are just around the corner. I can’t say that I’ve been fully enjoying my job lately. I’m easily frustrated about little things and easily annoyed by rude people around me. I’m usually very good at ignoring said people but lately, I have been having the tendency to snap back. There’s only so much one person can take, right?
As far as the kids go, I need to learn how to kick back and let things go. On the administrative side of my job, I am so on top of everything. I get my online grading done in a timely manner, I grade quizzes the day of, I print early on in the week, and I keep track of all scores in an organized chart. With class management, I have my good moments and I have my bad moments. There are a few of the brats that get under my skin. What can you do… they grew up overprivileged. They don’t know any better. My goal is not get so mad and just deal with it. Raised voice, stern voice, minus points, public grading, whatever it will take. But why bother getting so worked up over it? Of course, if they hit someone or violence is involved, I will discipline their ass like no other. I’m still learning after 2+ years…
As far as the people, most are fairly pleasant. I look forward to coming to work and greeting the staff. They have been nothing but helpful and hardworking. I’ve learned to stand my ground after working here for so many years. No means no and they need to take it, or get the fuck out of my face 🙂 I may come off as rude when I say “NO” but they were ruder when they started the conversation. Just giving them a taste of their own medicine, that’s how I see it.
I’m excited to start a new term and hopefully get some new students. I could definitely keep my Seedbed 2 class and of course, I could definitely get rid of a few of these classes.