Those nasty girls
That sharpen nails against my bones,
Giving looks that laser through
To my very soul.
They’re out to get you and
It’s just a matter of the lonely time.
I had a shocker of a day today with some girls being absolutely vile to me. They told me I was an awful teacher, they refused to do any work and then when I gave them a detention they just decided not to go.
There will be consequences for them, but I spent the whole day feeling terrified that everyone would believe their version of events and I would get the sack.
At the end of lunch I had two senior teachers come into my room and ask the students there to leave so that they could talk to me. I held my breath thinking that this was the moment that I would lose my job.
Fortunately, I was very wrong and they came in to say that I had done everything right and I just need to take a breath.
This experience is teaching me that I need to trust people will listen to me. I have a crushing fear that my voice will never be heard and I’ll always be called a liar. But my superiors taught me to listen to my gut today. I’m not always wrong; and yes, there are consequences for that kind of nastiness.