It’s ok to be a douche

I found this gem online:

DoucheI love this because it reminds me that students actually do appreciate when you’re a good teacher. They realize that you are doing your job when you hold high standards and are rigorous every day. I also love that humor is not seen as a weakness, but as a strength to your dedication and mastery of teaching.

I also like to think that this student will go on to do great things because of the realism and audacity instilled in her by her teacher.

And I’m glad to see that it’s not the end of the world when I sometimes act a little douche-y.

 

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I have a unique perspective on teaching. As a young guy, I still have that “world is my oyster” perspective on life, so I am more than willing to try new things in the pursuit of happiness. I have always been a naturally happy person and don’t shy away from trying to make others see that it’s easy to be happy! Thus, the blog you’re reading. The main impetus for actually putting all the work in to getting this blog up and running? A coworker stopped me in the hall one day and actually reprimanded me for being so smiley all the time. They actually said that I shouldn’t be so happy as a teacher! My response? Screw that! I SHOULD be happy. I now smile at that coworker EVERY time I see them…and usually say something like, “Isn’t this such great day to be a teacher?!” They don’t usually smile back… Don’t be like them.

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2 comments on “It’s ok to be a douche
  1. Pierce says:

    I 100% agree with this statement.

  2. Zach Bartel says:

    Haha, good stuff! Agreed.

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