Why is it that "El Diablo" (the kid who cannot behave...or the SPAWN of SATAN) is never MISSING from school? Is it because he/she is so mean, the germs just stay away because of fear?
I just got back from a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards conference in Washington D.C. where I presented at one of the sessions. One of the keynote speakers was the wonderful teacher Ron Clark . He was hilarious and truthful as well as inspiring. He also made the witty observation that "mean" kids are NEVER too sick to be absent which seems to be absolutely true! Matthew Perry starred in a made for TV movie about Ron Clark and Oprah had him on her show to discuss his popular book. Please realize that we love all our students...just think of that most annoying adult you know and supersize all the negatives just into a smaller child-version...you'll get the idea of what it's like to work with El Diablo. Plus we have at least 23 other little ones to deal with daily as well, most very well-behaved. Just a little humor in an otherwise frustrating situation.