10 Questions I Ask Myself or My Students Almost Every Day:
10. Why doesn't anything work the way it's supposed to?
(Usually referring to things that need to be plugged in.)
9. Why are you being crazy?
(Usually referring to students who
are perfectionists and getting frustrated.)
8. What number day is it?
(Usually referring to either the actual date,
or the rotating drop schedule day.)
7. Do you really want to be that guy?
(Usually when I try to correct a student's behavior in class.)
6. Why are you here?
(Usually to past students who "visit" me in the middle of a class
when they should be at the nurse or the bathroom,
or wherever they asked their other teacher to go.)
5. Are you going to puke?
(When a kid asks to see the nurse because their stomach hurts.)
4. Is this going to be a thing?
(Usually when a student gets snarky with me, or talks back.)
3. Are you a bad person?
(Usually to a kid I've never met before who is doing me a favor, or asking to borrow something from my room. They're usually so thrown off I ask them this that they're extra careful/polite/respectful.)
2. What was I doing?
(Usually referring to when I walk from one end of the room all the way to the other,and once I get there, forget why I walked there.)
1. What is this, and why is it all over me?
(Usually when I find blue on my pants, or red on my sweater.
Could be paint, could be blood, could be pastel.
You never know!)