Archivos para 30 mayo 2010
Yea, it don’t really seem fair because the students get to cuss at me but I don’t get to cuss back at them. But I think it is the same way with most any job. Like working at McDonalds or Home Depot, the customers can come in and cuss at you and you just have to be polite and tell them to leave or whatever. Really my students don’t usually get too mad at me, I try not to get into their personal business like listen to their conversations with the other students or bother them if they are not doing their work. I am just their to help them learn if I can. I usually only kick them out of the room if they are throwing things or wrestling. I don’t talk that much in class. I put an example problem up on the screen and spend like 3 minutes explaining it then I shut up and they talk to each other and work 5 or six problems for 10 minutes. Then I put up another example and talk for 3 minutes and then they work and talk again. Most people say my class is not that miserable even if it is algebra 1. If people don’t do the work I don’t say anything to them, I am not their mother or anything, if they don’t want to pass the class it is not my business. I usually walk around the room and help people work problems if they want help. Most people get help from the people they sit with.
If a guy wants to teach high school he has to follow the rules a little bit. I don’t want to be a completely fake person and I don’t lie to kids, but I try not to offend anyone unless I have to, so I try to keep things as PG13 as I can. The hardest thing is that everything the students say and do is rated R so its kinda a double standard because I have to follow the rule but they get away with saying anything they want. I guess that is the price a teacher pays for being an adult role model. I hope I am doing some good and helping the students learn something about how to have fun without getting into trouble or hurting anyone. Also my music is Boosie and Wayne so I really can’t hide that part of my life from the students and I really don’t want to because Boosie is a profit of our times and everyone should listen to what he has to say because he tells the truth in a society where rich people and politicians send the FBI to investigate free speech.
Department of Mathematics
Vallejo High School
Lo siento, lo siento de verdad, estoy buscando comentarios en mi perfil y mande este mensaje por todos partes, no he intentado ofenderte, lo siento de verdad. La comentario que estaba pidiendo es algo como, “Senor Reese es muy embustero” Crei que mis alumnos los divirtieron en esto. Soy instructor de matemáticos en la escuela preparatoria Vallejo en California. Por favor, continué mi amiga en myspace.
When you are a teacher, it’s hard to let students know that you want to help them. I believe in helping people. Can you imagine a world where people go around helping each other out, making each other’s lives a little easier and a little more fun. The real world in nothing like that! In the real world people just exploit each other for money or sex or just to be mean. I don’t want to be part of the haters’ world . . . so I live my life helping people. Does that make me a mark? I don’t care, I am living my life my way, if you don’t like it then live your life however you want.
I teach algebra at Vallejo High School. It’s hard to get my students to trust me, to let me help them and teach them. They have all been lied to so much my every adult they have ever met that they have become tough and street smart. Its good to be suspicious and hard, you live a lot longer and you don’t get punked for your cell phone and your money. I admire my students for not letting anyone make a sucker out of them, but I want to get through to them so I can show them how they can improve their lives with education.
My main reason for developing a public online identity in the social networks is to try to be real with my students so they can know enough about me to know that I have lived my life trying to help people and make the world a better place.
I am very grateful to everyone who has added me as a friend and commented on my pages and supported what I am trying to do for my students.
Imagine a world where teachers never lie, teachers are the student’s friends, teachers are there to help. The real world is nothing like that!
Thank you for your help and your support.
How about washing the oil off of rocks down in Texas. I remember when they did it in Alaska it turned into the happening place to be and it was for a good cause. I have always wished I had gone to Alaska just to say I was there. Let me know if anyone is going to Texas and I will go with you.