Reblogged for the benefit of students and teachers. Posted two years ago. Needs a bit of editing but I don’t know how. Had some wonderful comments. Don’t know if they come with the re-blog. If not, look up in August, 2015. Have a great school year – parents, teachers, and kids!
First I tried because I thought every teacher did it.
Then I tried because I thought it was important.
Then I tried for my reputation’s sake.
Then I just tried.
Then I tried to try.
Then, cynical and disillusioned, I didn’t try anymore.
Then I had to try again. Boss said so.
With all the trying I succeeded only once.
Combine two four letter words and you get a dirty word.
It contributes to teachers blaming parents, parents resenting teachers, and kids
becoming proficient liars.
I will make this very clear. I HATE HOMEWORK. If it were up to me, homework would be eliminated – period. Now I know it will be mentioned as one of the requirements for a good educational system. But I’m not backing down. I think any teacher who demands homework should be tried for child abuse! (Ouch…
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