So tired of teen age boys and their Justin Beiber haircuts which cause them to hang their heads to maintain it all hanging over their eyes, or to swing their heads back and forth like a horse chasing flies away, to maintain the side sweep. One such student in my class today spent so much time grooming that I snapped, “For goodness sake get a haircut that you can maintain, instead of that old man comb over!” I didn’t mention the oily hair and dandruff… yet.
Later, an email popped up on my laptop asking teachers to request that the pop up student hair dressing activities taking place in the BOYS’ toilets please cease as the cleaners are getting tired of sweeping up hair!
Teachers were also to ask students not to spray deodorants in confined spaces as some students have allergies. It was a perfect opportunity on a 34C spring day to inform my students that deodorant and perfume were not, and never would be, a substitute for a daily shower. They looked aghast at my comments.
I may not win teacher of the year, but damn it felt good.