I thought this was brilliant. I’m mostly putting it here as a marker for when I want to find it again and show it to my students.
My leadership classes are going great this term. I finally figured out what I wanted to say and do with the class. My 9-3 history class is basically a walking disaster, and I wish I could figure out how to fix it. I’m trying not to think of it as a lost cause, because I don’t. But the kids don’t do any work, it is my fault, and I’m tired of beating my brain up trying to think of ways to wake up their curiosity and interest in history. I’m left with the idea of showing movies all term.
Be well, all.
Oh, yeah. I am apparently not the chaplain of my school any more. The suffragan bishop of Connecticut paid a visit to the school yesterday, in order to see how the chaplaincy of the school was being run. She arrived a little late, but the school managed bravely to squeeze in a tour and a visit with five or six people one-on-one before she met with the Head of School for a half hour. The only person cut from her schedule was me. I showed up for my appointment, I was told she was running a little late, and “why don’t you come back to take her to second lunch?” So I showed up to take her to second lunch, and she’d already gone to first lunch, and had been whisked off to her meeting with the head of school. So, since I’m not listed on the school website as chaplain, or on the duty roster as chaplain, and since I don’t meet with the bishop, I must not be chaplain.
I’ve never gotten rid of a responsibility that easily. There must be something I’ve overlooked.