Calling me ‘Cindy’ is not one of those times to Thank you for girls with big butts Christmas shirt. I truly believe that ‘power’ is only gotten through mutual respect. This respect must be both ways. I treat my students with the dignity and respect each and every day. I demand the same in return. I am not certain that I actually have any power in the classroom. What I do have is mutual respect. I was once called into my Vice Principals office. She did not care much for me but she shared a conversation with me that she had with a grade 12 student. She asked him why he had problems in all of his classes but mine. He told her that I treated him like an adult and not like a little child. She then commended me.
Which was nice because Thank you for girls with big butts Christmas shirt. I do not believe I treated him as an adult. I expected the same from him as I did any student but I approached him with respect. He was a serial cheater, quit jobs on a whim, constantly depleted money needed to pay bills by partying at clubs with his friends. I was physically, emotionally and financially worn out and had enough. Needless to say he was a narcissist. One of my dear girlfriends allowed me and my son to share her studio apartment during that time. Thank god for dear friends.