My six-year old granddaughter was recently telling me about a teacher who periodically subs in her kindergarten classroom. The sub is a retired teacher and, apparently, is strong in classroom management skills. Lyla told me that when the boys in class act up, the teacher puts them in “time out.” I asked Lyla if she had ever been put in time out and she told me “No. She only puts the boys in time out. She’s old school.”
“Only the boys?” I inquired, thoughts of Title IX swirling in my head. “Yes,” Lyla replied. “Only the boys.”
“What does she do if a girl misbehaves?” I asked.
“She just tells the girls not to do that again.”
“Hmmm. So she treats the boys different than the girls!” I observed.
“Yes, Poppy,” Lyla declared with some exasperation. “Like I told you, SHE’S OLD SCHOOL!!”
DAWG BONE: I THINK I WILL LET THAT GO WITHOUT FURTHER COMMENT.