So enjoy this. It's an email from a colleague. When she sent it and I responded that it belonged on a blog, she gave her blessing. "It deserves a wide an audience as possible". Bless her, here it is.
This morning one of my MALE students informed me that HE is a LESBIAN.
My curiosity provoked I inquired how that was possible. He informed me
that a Lesbian is someone who likes women and he likes women.
Because I am a dedicated teacher, I took the opportunity to inform him
that lesbians are women who like women. His response was that he had
looked it up and it was in the dictionary.
Fortunately for me, I have a dictionary (one of the kids stole it from
somewhere and left it in my room).
He told me to look it up, it's spelled L-E-Z-B...
at this point I interrupted to point out that this was where his
mistake had begun. Obviously, he was looking up a different word. Then,
seizing the educational moment further, I read to the class the definition from
the dictionary. After which, he forcefully stated, "Okay, I'm not
a lesbian, but I like women".
I will remember this conversation always. I think it is my new
Every day is a new memory, no?