Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turn the Clock to Zero

My beloved spouse, Pronto, has posed a new blogging challenge.  To be honest, it took me a while to find out about this development because I've been so headless at work that I haven't really checked the internet.  In fact, I actually learned of the challenge from @DailyRos, whose first post in said challenge showed up in my reader.

But anyway, of course I'm in for the challenge!  According to the rules, I will blog about something that happened to me every day from now until sometime in the future.  No problem!

Something that happened today: I'm giving student surveys about my teaching performance.  The last time I was required to do surveys, I nearly went insane.  I spent about six months quoting one of the anonymous parent responses. That parent said I was "marginal and uninspiring."  Remember that?  Remember how I couldn't stop talking about that dumb response?  Remember how I forced everyone who knows me AND people who have only met me on the internet to declare indignantly that I am NEITHER marginal, NOR uninspiring?

I can't promise I won't have a similar reaction to any negative comments I get on the current surveys.  So, fair warning.


Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

Dude, the margin is the illest place to hang out! My teachers are all about being marginal. Or maybe marginalized. Regardless, I can't deal with being criticized, so I can see how this would bring you down. Some praise I have for you is: way to use a google reader. I think that's awesome.

Pat said...

I have noticed over the years that I always focus on the one negative comment rather than on the 99 positive ones. Why do I (and, I presume, others) do that?

kc said...

DailyRos, I forgot about how awesome the margin actually is!! Thanks for reminding me about that. Thanks for the praise. Sadly, I really thrive on it.

Pat - thanks for commenting!!! And I KNOW! Why dwell on the one negative?? But, that's what I do.

jdoc said...

I remember that stupid comment. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now.

I'm heading over to Pronto to read about this challenge. I could use a good blogging challenge.