All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Thursday, 21 September 2006


I was in a classroom this morning with another teacher, who was teaching a year 10 class. We had made three boys stand up for behaving like morons. I referred to one of them as ‘that young man’ pointing him out to a third teacher who was on patrol.

The boy says: “Why are you calling me ‘that young man’ instead of using my name?”

My instant response:

“If you contributed more to my lessons, I’d probably know your name”.


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