September 20, 2005

From the Mouths of Middle Schoolers

"I learned from experience not to run after a boy."

This is from a note the 7th grade teacher next door to me found on the floor. It just makes me laugh.

Learned from experience??

Ah, to be 12 and know it all.

About the third year I was a teacher, I realized that there was no use fighting it. The kids truly do know more than I do. I don't really believe this, but I might as well because I can't convince my students otherwise.

But you know, with true wisdom like the excerpt above...I don't know...maybe we do get dumber with age.

This 30-ish year old is keeping her ears peeled for more gems of wisdom from the young whippersnappers.

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