M finally returned to class today! I found myself unusually kind to him. Considering the fact that he didn't have a notebook, nothing to turn in and was 45 minutes late.
I think my blogging about him really made a differnce!
Reflecting on how I was feeling about the situation, instead of having a bitch session with a colleague, was more rewarding.
can pretend to be "at peace" with a student, but unless I truly feel like I have some sort of plan, I'm really not!
Having the opportunity to blog about him and the situation made a real difference and I think he felt the that I was truly happy to see him, instead of just concentrating on his socks. By reflecting and "concentrating on his socks" I was able to make good of a situation that has been irritating me for over a year!