I have a student in my class who is really haughty, who exclaims that he doesn’t know his teachers’ names, don’t bring stationery to school because he doesn’t want to, and participate in many sports because he could and did not want to focus on any.
I need to be a teacher to him.
Now that I have a shred of his respect (he knows my name), I am going to try to grow this connection, and tell him something useful:
That he needs to focus his attention in order to get better at anything.
That include sports, and studies.
And being indignant and proud is not going to get him anywhere.
I need to tell him that in the most gentle of ways, so that his pride doesn’t get broken but yet his ego gets the message.
God help me help him. I am your conduit, your messenger.
The incredible Unfairness of Living
There, there, baby
I met this guy. He is the original sweetness. All natural, like honey. They don’t make those like him at all. He made me realise I have been hankering after a chemical high all along.
How come he is like this? Am I missing something? I got to put him under the microscope and run some tests before I jump into a swift conclusion, again.