The Leisure Class
So let's just say that, whilst heading to her classroom, a teacher became aware that a kid who was supposed to be in class was actually roaming the hallways at lunch-- and doing so apparently undetected, because a bevy of teachers were pulled out for professional development. Let's call this kid "Skippy."
Skippy informs this teacher that there is no teacher or substitute in her classroom, and that's why she is not where she should be. Suspicious teacher sends Skippy to class, but Skippy has not worn her ID today, so ST has no real idea who this young person is. Suspicious Teacher alerts an AP that there MAY be a class unstaffed, or there MAY be a kid who is MIA and lying about it roaming the hallways. Either way, perhaps he miiiiight want to make sure that mayhem isn't ensuing somewhere in the bowels of the building.
What to do when the AP hems and haws? When he is informed that he could probably find out who Skippy is by checking the videotape, and he evinces no interest?
This teacher I know just repeated the problem succinctly and sweetly, and then went back to HER room, where there were her own precious little lambs awaiting.
What would you do? Try to guess what Suspicious Teacher Did, besides feeling sorry for the other APs who try to carry Mr. Slacker's dead weight. Did she trust? Did she trust, but verify? Did she stop kidding herself?
I SO miss summer.
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