27 March 2012


Have I ever mentioned my student Angel who had a huge impact on my entire school district during my first year of teaching? No? Ok, here goes...

Picture it: I'm preparing my students for the substitute teacher who will be coming the next day. (Read about the first time I had a substitute here.) Angel, a student with extreme behavior problems, just sits there, grinning silently as I go over my expectations.

Fast forward two days, to the morning after my substitute covered my classes. I went to my school computer to check Gmail to open up some lesson plan documents, only to find that it's been blocked. ??? I went across the hall to check with my grade level leader to see if she knew if our school was having internet problems.

"No, it's nothing like that...you should go to the computer lab to talk to Ms. Bendy," she told me.
"Why? What's wrong?" I demanded.
"Ms. Bendy caught Angel looking at porn while your class was at the computer lab yesterday, so the district decided to block a whole bunch of sites."
"Ahhh! What?! How does he even know how to do that?!"
"I don't think we want to know..."

I don't even know how to wrap up this story, except by saying, "What the hey?!"

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