What I want to say here is that I will be the teacher where everybody feels comfortable enough to talk to me and tell me, “Yo, Ms. Anna, I’m getting bullied” and then I’ll be like “Ahh hell no, let me fix this” and then I talk to the kid and then they tell me they actually are just having a hard time at home and then I’m like “Dude, don’t even worry, I’ll be your home” and then I take this very troubled kid under my wing and everything is perfect.
Obviously, this is bull shit and will never happen. As I said in my last morning pages, I’m very grey; I don’t think there is only one way to handle bullies because every bully is different. Whether they aren’t as mature as their friends, they are being abused at home, they are behind everyone else in the class, they have a big ego problem, whatever; everyone is different and I honestly don’t know how I would handle it right now.
I feel like the only thing I am sure of is that I really would love to be the teacher that students do feel comfortable saying they are being bullied and I would do what I could to kind of build them up or stand up for them when I have the chance. Obviously, if I catch someone texting about another student I would take action and be like, “wtf, that’s hurtful and horrible. Stop.” But I kind of feel like I can only deal with what I know for a fact, which would hopefully be what some of the students feel comfortable confiding in me about.