Wednesday, August 5, 2015
It seems there are a million things I need to say on the first day of school, but I save only the most important for day one, knowing I'll get to the rest as soon as I can. For sure though, my kids will get the my-name-isn't-teacher talk.
Granted, this isn't a life or death issue, but learning names is a life skill. And seriously, no matter how young, I think students should be expected to use their teacher's name. Hearing the word "Teacher!" is about as annoying as that poking finger in my side from a little person who's trying to get my attention. (That would be another vexing problem that's worth addressing.)
"Teacher!" is a lazy habit, but it can be fixed. Our kids are capable. It simply takes an adult who notices and then respectfully and consistently addresses it. I think all teachers should be that adult.
Guaranteed, by mid-September, my name will officially and thankfully be Miss McMorrow once again. Hopefully that poking sensation will go away soon after. :)
P.S. Anyone else annoyed by this?