I am a teacher. Today one of my students was acting up in class and I had to discipline. Typically, I do not discipline harshly as I feel this is not conducive to the learning environment. However, today was all about respect for the class and the environment. After I disciplined the student, they said
Man, Ms. B, I thougt you were cool
It made me realize. While I do want relationships with your students never get too comfortable. This is a lesson in life as well. Any relationship you may have know the boundaries, expectations, and outcomes you want. In that relationship build toward the outcomes. I guess today I realized while I want my students to like me or even think "im cool" it cant come from the sacrifice of their education.
Written By: Lauren B I @laurenbeal