Today’s kid secretly made my day despite the fact that he made this remark very shortly after a ten minute period in which I cajoled him into 1) entering the classroom, 2) staying in the classroom, 3) sitting down, and 4) doing his work.
“Ms. Graham, you know how you get on my nerves sometimes? Well, I get on yours, too. So you know how we get on each other’s nerves? I still think that you’re my . . . Yeah, you might be my favorite teacher. I guess that was sort of compliment and an insult together, huh?”