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Old 12-19-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Ok, my class is horrible this year and this totally describes my class:

1) I had a kid try to shove my nicest sweetest boy in the urinal.

2) I told my class I was leaving and tomorrow was the last day and one of my girls said, "You NEED to buy us cookies for tomorrow." I'm sorry, what? I don't NEED to do anything. I was livid.

3) I had about 5 kids spend all day yelling and screaming nothing but horrible insults at each other all day. The things they were saying made ME want to cry. I just can't believe the things they say to each other.


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Old 12-19-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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One more day.

It is really sad the kind of humans we are growing for our future. I would be incredibly mad if I was in that kind of environment.
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Iím a combination of sad and appalled. I donít understand how 8 and 9 year olds can say (and do) these things to each other and think nothing of it. It makes me wonder what they see and hear at home.
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Sounds like they come from homes that let them run wild. Some parents seem to think kids raise themselves. And that is very sad. To me it is really a lack of parental love.
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I can't even imagine.
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I have a tough class in a tough school, in a tough neighborhood. Like it's the last ditch neighborhood before you end up homeless.
My students sometimes say negative things to each other, but I guess they have just formed a bond where they are (mostly) decent to each other.
Some are rude or disrespectful, but never maliciously.

I think it has a lot to do with the SEL program we use that emphasizes empathy. Sorry your kiddos are so unkind.


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It sounds horrible.
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The things they were saying made ME want to cry. I just can't believe the things they say to each other.
I would like to know, because I have been in schools where I could not believe how the kids acted or what they said. I am wondering if things have changed or are getting worse. Schools used to be places where there was some level of civility and decorum, but that has done sadly downhill. Why do you think that is? I have my own ideas.

When I was in high school, the level of "misbehavior" was so minor compared to today's norms.

The cookie demand - also unreal.
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They just go for the jugular.

One of my girls is adopted so they'll start verbal banter and say, "At least I'm not adopted to her."

They call each other crybabies, fags, brown biscuits (no idea what that means), retards. Make fun of each other. It's ridiculous.

One of my boys knows a girl has a baby sister with a tube and began making fun of her baby sister.

I mean things you wouldn't think 8 and 9 year olds wouldn't know how to do or say.
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That is unbelievable. And I KNOW you have tried to teach them better manners. Clearly they are allowed to run feral at home and spend far, far too much time in the adult world.

This makes me very, very sad.
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Glad.to.be.retired.
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So glad you are moving on...
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I guess I would look at it this way, their behaviors would make me happy to leave.

My last class before retiring was not quite that bad, but very spoiled, self-centered, and could care less about me. They also were entitled and not appreciative. They made it easy to say goodbye. I was sort of surprised at the lack of emotion and relief I felt at the end, but kids are definitely different than when I started.

Wishing you only the best in your new job!


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One more day
Old 12-19-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Only one more day left! I'm so happy you are getting out of that place!

It's a shame about what they are doing to each other...and the AP thinks your disrespectful and insensitive
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What? One more Day?
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Greyhound Gal, I think I missed a chapter. I know you've had a horrendous class and have been job searching, but... What will you be doing in January?
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YES! GG got a new job. I send you a PM with the link.
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I recall being shocked at how the
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disputes would go from zero to 60 instantly. Sometimes, it only took a look across the room and the next thing I knew, there was a full-on fistfight going on. The language was unreal. Incredible hostility and defensiveness to the point of insanity, towards me and other students as well. Their lives had put them on constant alert. It was sad but also maddening.

In those days, we had one big male AP who would come in and literally grab boys by the neck and give them hell. I know that was not appropriate, but it worked in that environment. I think he was a father figure for many. I had parents calling me all the time, mostly moms, crying, asking if I could help get their kids under control. So glad I am no longer dealing with that stuff. And glad you got a better job, GG.
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sbslab...me, too!
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sbslab....would you please send me the link, too? I haven't been on the board for awhile and feel out of the loop! Thank you! And, so happy for you Greyhound Girl!
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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I think you should buy them cookies, too. The really weird ones that are like 100 in a pack for 99 cents. And tell them, "See exactly how much I love you?"

OK, just kidding....

or not....
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I am glad to see you got a better job!
Old 12-21-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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As for the girl, I'd have been so tempted to say, " No! You need to buy me cookies and gifts for dealing w/ you this long!"
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:26 PM
 
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INSANE. Especially at their age. I don't even know what I'd say if a kid told me I needed to bring something. Even my kindergarteners, who have NO tact, know better than to be demanding. The closest I've come to it was when a girl asked if I could bring different cookies because she didn't like that type, and was very understanding and accepting when I told her no.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:13 PM
 
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It sounds like you are at my school.
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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The public doesn't understand.

It's not just the old cliche "Kids these days."

We're seriously dealing with some broken souls. Damaged goods.

I fear the internet is seriously corrupting them at a very young age.
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