A little bit frustrated, and a lot bit annoyed

I work as a secretary in an Outreach Program with the local school board.  I am so frustrated by some of the stories the kids tell. 

Today, I overheard one brand new student talking to one who has been here for a while, and they had very similar stories.

Basically, a while ago, a teacher told the brand new student that she “would never armount to anything, so why <was she> even in here?” – I’m guessing meaning the class that she was in at the time.

I realize some teachers use this as a motivational “get your act together” kinda speech, but do they have ANY idea how damaging to their students self esteem this comment is?  I hear it over and over again from students year after year.  Yes, some students take it a drive to succeed, but there are an equal amount that take it as “Yeah, why bother, they are right”.  And then they go slash someones tires, or spraypaint someone’s property, or hurt someone (or worse yet, hurt themselves).

So, teachers out there, CUT IT OUT!!!  You spend more time in a student’s life than their own parents do.  You influence them, and can mean a difference.  Your words count – make them  good ones.


Godzilla review – spoiler alert

Well, Japanese monster levels an American city with (Mothra?’s) help. Basically that’s the synopsis and while it was visually incredible with lots of special effects and tons of explosions, it was also quite predictable, even for the neophyte Godzilla movie person (namely me).

I took both my kids (hubby is out of town and I wanted to see a movie and X-Men was sold out by the time we got there). The teen girl was bored and the pre-teen boy was even more so. He kept asking for food (we ate in the food court at Cross Iron Mills Mall, but had no popcorn so he was STARVING).

Unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed. It left me hanging in places, yet tied up too many loose ends for a nice clean ending. And the monster as hero in the end is SUCH a cliche ending. I give it a 4.5 out of 10.