A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa.
ah yes, my daughters first double fail….a very epic and pwn memory. i remember how my wife cried tears of joy, knowing her baby girl had made her first ever F A I L, i remember the way her eyes welled up with tears and she said “le owned” as a smile broke over her face. how quickly they bloom, how high their stars rise. when she develops fine motor skills we will let her choose her first Meme, her mom wants it to be Condescending Wonka but I’m rooting for a classic like The Trollface. Someday, she will make her first Rage Comic, be in her first Teens React To Video, and even find a Derp to her Derpina. the future is bright, the course is set, and the limit is the sky.
love how bus drivers give each other that little wave or nod when their buses pass like they’re in a secret bus driver club who are actually on a way more important mission than what seems, they’re actually out preventing public mayhem and evil villains on fake nuclear buses.
LOOK HOW SAD HE IS.
THAT FACE IS NOT OK OH MY GOD
It’s dicks like him that made Sherlock the man he is today, and NOT in a good way.
It’s dicks like him that make me murderous over fictional shows
No but seriously it looks like he was hoping and praying he wouldn’t bring it up. Not today. Not in front of John. Not when they’re still trying to get used to each other and Sherlock doesn’t want to scare him away so soon.
Which explains Sherlock’s response during this conversation:
- computer: whhhhhhhhHHHHHRHRRRRRRRRRRR
- me: shh it's ok