Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mr. Sheffield

The High School Basketball season is officially underway and the Gateway Jaguars have high hopes. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has them ranked third among large schools.

I have the star player in my class. He is a big atletic looking senior who has been recruited to some prestigious division one colleges. Last night was their first game.

During sixth period today, the teacher across the hall, Mr. Sheffield, came into my room shouting. "71 to 46, the Gateway Institute of Technology, the third rated large school in the St. Louis Metro area, lost to Whitfield, a small private school with an enrollment of 200 for grades 7-12."

Mr. Sheffield proceeded to relentlessly make fun of the basketball star for the next 15 minutes straight. No students did any work. Mr. Sheffield even has class 6th period. They were sitting in his classroom wondering where their teacher was.

When Mr. Sheffield finally went back across the hall I started to tell the class what we were doing for the period. Then the phone rang. It was Mr. Sheffield, for one of my students, a basketball player.


Blogger colin loughlin said...

I can't decide if his a dick or awesome. Does he die in the end, will the reader feel bad if he does? A large concern with your character Mr. S.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's probably not cool me writing stuff about people dying on your blog, right? Oh well.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it too late, in light of Mr. Sheffield's comment, to have a short discussion with the class about Respect? How one gains respect only by showing respect to others? This is a teachable moment. No names need be used.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Darion Robinson said...

Mr. S. is really cool & he only does it for fun.

7:51 PM  

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