Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Pitfalls of being a High School Teacher

There's nothing like explaining how excited people were on V-J Day (the day we Japan surrendered in WWII) to a class of teenagers and showing them the picture below.

V-J Day (Victory over Japan)
Without fail, the boys in the class all start laughing and muttering in weird Beevis and Butthead voices "Heh, heh, heh, v-j."
Nothing like teenage boys.


  1. Language and slang change all the time and teens are great at picking up things to snicker about. I've spent a couple years with myy teens and a toddler and I forget how many times I've had to stop them teaching the little guy a new phrase.

    1. Can you say mother fu - - -

      Dad weren't doing nothing wrong! He just wants to learn and we're totally helping him!

      You're no fun.

  2. I'm amazed at how surprised my students are when they say one of the teenage "catch phrases" that I'm supposed to be too "old" to understand and I call them on it. They look like their whole world just tipped on its axis.