Monday, June 6, 2011
The happy life of teacher librarians: should you argue with me?
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I was having a discussion with an argumentative Year 7 boy this afternoon about some work he needed to do. Maintaining my cool and staying amused. He didn't want to work, and kept arguing. The word "No" was implicit in what he was saying.
I stopped a couple of seniors walking past from the senior study in the library. "Will he win if he keeps arguing with me?" I enquired cheerfully.
They turned to the boy and instantly said, "NO! You won't!".
And we all laughed, and they went on their way, and the discussion with the boy was able to become a conversation, and some progress with his work was possible.
Teaching is made up of so many small, momentary transactions, and human moments, and funny moments every day.
The happy life of teacher librarians: discussions are fine, but think carefully before you argue with me!
I don't own this Tshirt, but maybe it could be rather fun (until I got caught out at something I really don't know!!)
And there are lots more librarian T shirts you might like offered by a multitude of folks with Cafe Press shops. Try searching on 'librarian'.
One of the English teachers pointed me in the direction of this - said it reminded her of me. Very kind!