Posts Tagged ‘phone’
In the middle of the lesson, the phone rings. On behalf of my master teacher, I answer it.
My standard greeting: “Bonjour?”
Whoever said four years of high school French wouldn’t help anyone? If you have, you’ve never been a student teacher, a practical joker or to Belgium.
The standard response: “I’m sorry, I was trying to call Mrs. V’s room. I guess I have the wrong number.”
“No, this is her classroom. I’m her student teacher.”
“Is she available?”
“No.” Accurate, succinct and unhelpful. That should be my motto. If nothing else, it’s also my signature approach on really tough students. Continue Reading »