1. I really only like [other people’s] children about 25 percent of the time. Most of the time, they get on my last good nerve.
2. Sometimes I don’t care if they copy off each other if that means I can stop repeating the answer.
3. I sometimes misspell common words on the white board. But, like I have said before. I am a product of the Microsoft Word generation.
4. I am not sad when a student cries because they lost a game. Most of the time, I think: Baby.
5. I was not a fan of corporal punishment in school until I became a teacher.
6. Sometimes they can get under my skin in the same fashion my younger sister Jessica used to do in high school. I am often tempted to retaliate with an old quip, but somehow always stop myself just in time.
7. When I am just too tired (read: lazy) to teach, I will hand out a crossword.
So. Does all this make me a bad teacher? Probably. But please tell me. All you Emily Witts and Rebecca Altizers and Deborah Nashes: How do you keep your sanity?