One of the greatest tragedies to me is when parents come to eat lunch with their kids at school and stay on their phone the entire time. It breaks my heart every. single. time.
I just want parents to know that the best, most valuable gift they can give to their kids is the gift of their complete 100% undivided time. They need it more than most parents realize.
You seriously just hit home for me. I tell my mother this all. the. time. My dad passed away a little over a year ago, and my 10 year old brother isn’t taking it well. Seeing them at the dinner table with her on the phone (texting or facebook…clearly not important) and him just sitting there eating quietly. It pisses me off. That’s how I know that when I’m a teacher, my students will get my undivided attention every. single. opportunity. that I have to give them, because they don’t all get that at home.
It's that easy.
- Me: The only tone I want to hear along with the word "gay" in this classroom is pride. If you use it as a joke or as an insult you might as well start walking yourself to the door, close it behind you, and wait for my one-on-one lesson that I promise, you will never forget.
- *Bell Rings* *Class is Dismissed* *Student Lingers*
- Student: Miss I just want to say that I really appreciate you not letting everyone use "gay" that way.
- Me: I appreciate YOU.
- It's that easy guys. Really. It's that easy.