Ten Things Tuesday

I’m taking a cue from Mamie and listing ten things that I say (often multiple times in a day) over the course of my professional life.

1.  Less talking, more writing!

2.  I don’t know; what do YOU think?

3.  You know I can hear you whispering, right?

4.  ONE butt to a chair, please.

5.  Did you REALLY just say that out loud and in front of witnesses?

6.  ….AND….?  Give me more!

7.  Oh, DO quit your whining.  You have to do ONE homework assignment; your teachers have to grade and enter them ALL….

8.  If you don’t ask, the answer is always ‘no’.

9.  Stop saying “like” (this usually renders them temporarily speechless, often amusingly so).

10.  You know I love you, right?  (usually uttered before the delivery of some form of verbal smack down).

I discovered the other day that some of my freshmen are keeping a running log of the things that I say that they think are funny.  I know for sure that they copied down “I need to take up coffee… or maybe rum,” the other day, which was my response to their being completely wound up and uncontrollable at 8:00 on a Monday morning.   When the list gets to ten, I’ll publish them for you; I think you’ll be surprised by some of the things that get said in my classroom…



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6 responses to “Ten Things Tuesday

  1. mccgoods

    I am going to do the same I bet my list is just a little bit different in kindergarten and probably a little bit the same! LOL can’t wait to compare lists!

  2. I am with you on number 2. Funny, but I just had this discussion with my students. I also told them that the art of being a great teacher is knowing how to redirect. A student ask me a question and I do not know the answer, I redirect that question to other students until we or I figure it out.

  3. I’m so glad I’m not the only one with the “one butt per chair” refrain…

  4. Haha exactly what I used to tell my students when I teached business studies at University to help my Prof out… xD

  5. Oh! You are in my head! I say those same things, with the exception of #10. I often say, “Your mother loves you, right?” And with that I’m saying, “You’re such a dunderhead, I hope at least one person in the world loves you.”

  6. Dear Mrs. Chili,
    I loved your post, “Ten Things Tuesday”. It made me laugh. It makes me realize, though, how careful I’ll need to be when I begin teaching. I know the kids will quickly learn my “coined phrases” – so in other words, I’ll need to be very mindful of what I say when I begin teaching this January. I’m currently enrolled in a teaching certification program and will start teaching two days a week. I start full time this spring. I’m planning to add you into my blogroll. I so enjoy reading your blog.

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