Most days, teaching middle school is a pretty neat job. I get to be on the front line of education. I get to create lessons that not only educate and align with state mandated curriculum, but also that occasionally spark a 13 year-old’s curiosity (no easy feat, believe me). I’m rewarded with smiles, silly jokes, and the occasional, “Thanks, Mrs. Wolfe – I learned something today!” Seriously – they say thank you!
I’m alwo rewarded with germs – lots of them. I know there are many well-meaning parents out there who want their kid to get their education, but if you child is goopy, drippy, sneezy, coughy, bleeding, feverish or has vomited in the last 24 hours, PLEASE, keep them home. Because as much as I love teaching middle school, teachers really can’t get sick – click below to see why: