One of the main reasons I love my job is when you get moments to interact with the students in a fun or social way. One of these opportunities presented itself today. I was headed back upstairs after getting crushed ice (yummy crushed ice, how I love thee) from the training room. I saw one of my students was talking to another teacher. Here is how the conversation went:
As I pass by
Student: There is one of my teachers now...hi Mrs. Howard
Other teacher: She says I am mean, tell her I am not mean...
Me: She is mean...but not as mean as me!
Student: This is true.
Me: Who is your meanest teacher?
Student: You are (turns to the other teacher), she is!
Me: Thank you!
As I walked away, I looked back at the other teacher to see her flabbergasted face. She could not understand why I would want to be considered a mean teacher... I love the fact that the student acknowledged that I was mean, hopefully that means tough and strict! Either way, it made me smile!