Whew…that’s better. I apologize for that outburst.
But they’re driving me crazy! My students are driving me crazy and my colleagues are driving me crazy. I share the mentorship of a class with a one particularly crazy-inducing colleague. The students always go to her because they know she’ll always tell them what they want to hear. She keeps making promises to them that the school can’t keep.
Then I have to be the bad guy:
Students: “But Gunnel said we could…”
Me: “Yes, I know. I know that’s what she said. But unfortunately we just can’t do it”
Students: “But..but…she told us that…”‘
Me: *sigh* “Yes, I know she did. But I’m afraid it’s just not possible..”
Then they go away pouting. I’m at the end of my tether. I just want them all to go away and leave me the fuck alone.
This may not be a very good quality in an assistant principal…
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