I fail. Except that really I don’t. I remember a teacher my last year of undergrad saying this, “Yes, you are important. But your health is more important than you standing in your classroom.” I called my mom yesterday (to whine about being sick) and she made some comment about me using a lot of sick days. Well, sorry mom, I used three this year and I get ten. I’ve used less than half in more than half the year. I feel like as teachers we’ve created this culture of calling in sick being the worst thing in the world and while it is not the best the kids are not going to die from one day without me. And I am sick. So, sorry.
I came back today and am showing part of Goonies. I am a terrible teacher. We took the last 35 minutes of a 72 minute period to watch this. It’s partially because I’m sick and partially because they were good for the sub. So yes, I showed a movie that has nothing to do with math.
So here are my questions for you:
After so many blog posts about all the good things we do what are the things you do that you are not proud of?
Do you feel guilty when you call in sick? Do you think you should?
Do you use all your sick days?
Do you ever show movies?