I’m finally going through my “beginning of summer” project that I’ve been ignoring for two months
Last year, when students would ask me why they had to do (or couldn’t do) something, I’d tell them it was “because I’m a mean old lady.”
At the end of the year, I had them answer some questions about how they felt the class went and how they did, etc. The last question was pretty broad: “is there anything you want to say to me or that you think I need to know?”
These were two of my favorite responses:
"You’re a great teacher but a mean one. [illustration of me with sharp teeth]"
"Don’t always stop when students talk… (just advice) And be a little stricter (like old mean lady lol)"