That’s right, I’m talking about respect!
Today, I told a child to just get on their bus, saying “Have a good weekend, Bye bye” over and over because I was tired their face and their lack of respect. Yes, I’m admitting to not being as professional as I would have liked. I wasn’t rude. I smiled and genuinely did want the child to have a good weekend but mostly I just wanted them out of my sight. When a child tells me to “shut up”…..*blink*… I imagine if I had ever behaved that way at that age. Heck, I don’t behave that way as an adult.
I’m about to sound very old. I have no clue how the “youth of today” are going to make it. I know there are a few good “eggs” out there and I can only imagine their struggles and how they are going try to lead their peers to a brighter future.
I know that it’s time to take a step back again and not get emotionally attached to the students I interpret for. It’s a fine line. One that I find myself having to find from time to time. It gets lost among the: make sure so and so does this, and is so and so finished with this, etc.
I have a long weekend. A perk of being an interpreter at the end of a marking period. Teacher planning days means no students and no need for interpreters. 😀 I’m going to use this time to get myself in check and start off the third quarter with a more professional demeanor.