Shout out to the art teacher
Legit one of my favorite co-workers. She knows all the kids and does anti-bullying interventions with them on the day she doesn’t have any classes.
Today she took my mean girls in a “focus group” to talk about how they could solve problems with Tattletale, whom they don’t like because she “bosses [them] around” and tells them to follow directions (because the majority of them get stuck in a “go back and do it again” spiral). So art teacher asks them to brainstorm a list of what they can do to solve that problem, and they came up with give her an I-message and ask her to stop.
NOBODY SAID “maybe we could follow directions so she doesn’t tell us what to do.” Which is so. Effing. Typical.