Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I'm with the band.

"Mr. HT, can I put up a flier for my band in your room?"

Without fail, at the beginning of the year, I'm approached by "Rock Star Kid," with the same lame question. What is it about me? I must bear a striking resemblance to Colonel Tom Parker or they're just testing my "cool factor" at the beginning of the year. Never mind that they want me to give the "okay" to going out at 10pm, the night before a quiz.

I know, I know... I should encourage my students' creative impulses. Building trust and interest in their personal endeavors will build closer bonds with my students and reap rewards for me as a teacher later in the year.

Don't worry. I let the kid put the flier up--right next to my tutoring schedule. Who knows, I may capitalize on my students' poor reading abilities. Maybe they'll confuse the times and show up for some extra help. Heck, I'd be happy if they went to the show with their literature books.

Beggars can't be choosers.

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