This is exactly how I saw myself on the first day of school. The kids in my class were itchy, but for the most part compliant. However, and there is always a however…. one decided to be Dennis the Menace’s worst counterpart.
This particular student is troubled. His home life is not particularly Ozzy and Harriet and he tried to stab me with a pencil. Luckily I saw it coming, swung my arm to block his and took it out of his hand. It was not pleasant and could have made it a very bad day for both of us.
Tomorrow is a new day and the birds will chirp.