Goodness, my battle plan is working!
One of my students from last semester wandered into my class during 4th block planning today. He's a sweet kid, super ADD, but always asks you how your day is going.
"Hey Teacher, I heard you were being mean this semester! IT CAN'T BE TRUE!?!"
"Mean?? Me? Really?"
"Ok, not mean. Strict."
"Well, yeah! Of course!"
"But you can't be strict, you were never strict last semester. You're way too nice!"
"Uh huh. And see what that got me. You guys drove me crazy!"
They think I'm strict? Word is spreading? SWEET! THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Weird, huh?
No wonder my class is running smoothly and I'm not stressed out this semester. I haven't even had to send a single student to in school detention or call any parents for any reason but missing work and poor grades!