This is a joke. I embellished. And I laughed.
I wish students knew-
Student: Oh, so you mean it’s like (says something that shows she totally gets it).
Teacher thought: OHMYGOSH this teaching thing works!
Student: I did all the work in the group project. They did NOTHING.
Teacher thought: that’s most likely because you bossed the other group members around and didn’t let them make any decisions.
Student: Would it be okay if I just used the History channel as my source?
Teacher thought: No, but that would’ve been awesome.
Student: I’m really disappointed in the way you graded my paper.
Teacher thought: Really? ‘Cause the memory of that paper’s been keeping me up at night.
Student: I can’t read that because of my beliefs.
Teacher thought: How do you know…?
Student: I did everything you said to do on my rough draft. Why is my grade so low?
Teacher thought: I told you to start over. You changed paragraph 2.
Student: I’m in a tight spot- can I bring my dog to class?
Teacher thought: Against school policy, BUT I HOPE YOU DO IT ANYWAY.
Student (whispering to classmate): We never do anything in here.
Teacher thought (also whispered): Which would make the fact that you’re failing that much more spectacular.
Student: I bet you wish you could give US end of year evaluations like we give you.
Teacher thought: I have a blog.