Thanks goodness this my last week in school. I came within a gnat's breath of loosing it with some of the kids today. Reasons? How many would you like? Lazy, rude, ignorant, offencive, disruptive, disinterested to name but a few. The clincher was when I found in the trash several pieces of their work and my materials with which they had become bored. My last hour with them is on Thursday and I can't say I'm sorry.
I know what the solution is and it's very simple. I can't change their attitudes but I can change mine. I can care less, I can try less, I can worry less. I can back off in order to retain my sanity and allow them to squander their education and opportunities. But how sad is that.