My first contact with a student yesterday was when a kid leapt up on me in the hallway outside the science lab, while I was on my way to the class where I had him as a student.
I reacted poorly. And it made me edgy and angry all day. Just as any physical challenge from a student makes me edgy and angry.
I’ll admit that I took it out on the kids on my dorm rather more than they needed it. But why, oh why, am I so attackable? And how do I get it to stop? Please?