Thursday, October 26, 2006


Here is the third installment of What Would Spellings Do? I'll pose a situation, you decide how to respond--keeping in mind WWSD?

In the middle of your lesson (oh, by the way, you are student teaching--and you are being observed by the professor) a student slumps down out of his chair, as if she's been struck with the "holy ghost." She proceeds to crawl down the aisle, until she gets to you. She then stands up tenatively, think Scarecrowesque, with her shoulders slumped, eyes barely open. Her first words, "It's really hot in here."


At 6:42 PM , Blogger Dan Edwards said...

WWSD ? Probably nothing. Has the "Queen of all Testing" ever taught in a public school classroom? Ever delt with teens other than her own kids and their circle of friends? Ever had a kid tell her to "f" off?

I would pay to watch Mrs. S. spend a year in one of the US of A's many needy public school classrooms! Oh, but that might cut into her next foreign junket to observe education in the Cormoro Islands or Rio at Carnival time.....

At 4:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. S. would probably want to know, despite the fact that your room is the same temperature as all the others, what you did do give this child, who should not left behind, the perception that it was really hot in here.

Then she'd look into a merit pay program for teachers who didn't create that perception, defund your school, and set up a voucher program. You could then become an entrepreneur and sell pencils on the corner of the new voucher school.

It's the American way.

At 6:17 PM , Blogger Ryan said...

She'd also push for a new law called No Child Too Hot, mandating that all children have the same body temperature irregardless of illness or the ambient temperature. Despite the laws' shortcomings, she'd deem it ivory soap pure.

At 4:44 PM , Blogger CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

To The Rain:

No Child Too Hot? Wow! If you could pass that law, I'd be the first to sign on to enforce it. We have way too many "hot" children at the school where I work--and it has nothing to do with body temperature.


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