We had to come up with seven headlines in yearbook today for those faculty pages. I divided the kids into five groups, heading each group with a returning yearbook staffer, and in 10 minutes they had to come up with as many headlines as they could. We came back together and, without naming the group, I read the headlines, one at a time, and the whole class voted, thumbs up/thumbs down.
One of the headlines was, “we care,” which got not just thumbs down, but some boos. Wait a minute, teachers DO care, I exclaim. “Mrs. Zody, not all teachers are like you,” was the reply from a new kid who hardly knows me. Okay, what does this mean?