So far so good!

@NJChicaa (36988)
United States
September 12, 2017 6:44pm CST
It's only been a week with my new classes, but I'm really happy with them thus far. The kids are well-behaved and they seem to be enjoying my lectures. . . as much as a high school student is going to enjoy biology anyway. I do my best to be funny and to use examples that apply to their everyday lives so they can feel like they are learning about something that actual affects their life. (as if "biology" doesn't?) They all heard how mean and hard Mrs. NJ Chicaa was from their friends and were so scared on those first couple of days. Now they can't believe what they were told. They are like "you are so chill and funny!" I'll give them that I'm not mean, but I do have high expectations. They will learn that on their first test next week. I hope this is a sign of how the rest of the year is going to go. I've had many difficult years at this school. Last year was the first smooth and stress-free one I've had in 16 years. I could use another one just like it!
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@Tina30219 (32842)
• Onaway, Michigan
13 Sep
Glad to hear it is going good so far.The students that said you we're mean must have been some students that didn't care for school or just didn't do good in your class.
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@NJChicaa (36988)
• United States
13 Sep
That's it. The ones who say I'm evil are the ones who fail because they refuse to do any work or study.
@Tina30219 (32842)
• Onaway, Michigan
13 Sep
@NJChicaa I thought so. What subject do you teach?
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@NJChicaa (36988)
• United States
13 Sep
@Tina30219 biology
@Blondie2222 (21224)
• United States
13 Sep
Well glad your year is starting off good and you have well behaved kids. I hope it stays that way for you
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@NJChicaa (36988)
• United States
13 Sep
Me too!
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@Blondie2222 (21224)
• United States
14 Sep
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@snowy22315 (44076)
• United States
12 Sep
I am glad it is going well so far! Yippee! Are you the regular classroom teacher? I thought you had said before that you were an assistant..Correct me if I am wrong.
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@NJChicaa (36988)
• United States
13 Sep
I am a regular teacher. I have a degree in biology. I don't have any type of assistant except for a sign language interpreter for 1 class.
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@singhisback (2180)
• Jalandhar, India
13 Sep
Yeah its better to use the everyday life examples and will help students to learn and remember the things for long
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Nice to know that things are going great early on. Hope it stays the way the rest of the year.