Well, maybe not a speech, but just a…
Hey guys, I just want to ask the class for forgiveness for losing my temper yesterday. It was wrong. It’s just that you guys are doing really great, advanced work but instead of seeing it through, you prefer to stop and play. These reflection parts are also important because this is how you SHOW what you know and did! It’s just really hard for me to see that, but I know that doesn’t excuse my outburst yesterday.
You know what though? I get sarcastic quickly. I raise my voice quickly. And it’s something that I really think I learned at my first US charter school. I don’t remember yelling or being angry in my tone when I began. It makes me sad that I didn’t notice the bite in my words until I lashed out today at a few kids and didn’t realize that my assistant principal (who is the most sunshiney, kind, understanding soul in the world!) was in the room. I blushed right away but blustered on acting as if it was fine.
It stinks that it wasn’t until someone else truly saw my colors that I felt remorse. I wish that my conscience had kicked in sooner and that this wasn’t so normal for me.
Something to sit in for a while..