So I spent today learning about things from the other point of view; spent today following a pupil round, she was in year eleven and so I guess I got on with her pretty well because theres only after all five years age difference between us.
Then I organised activities for the local Girl guide group. I had such fun; it’s a lot more fun being in charge of the guides than it is in a classroom however. Mind you WonderWoman, the Guide Leader and I both agree that there are so many more girls nowaday (and boys I guess too) with real low self-esteem. I remember there being a few but no where near as many adolescents as I have encountered today who think so little of themselves. I mean to an extent I have always been confident, random head problems aside, but I wasn’t an exception.
Adolescents today apparently need to be taught good citizenship I believe Mr. Blair has said. I think its largely his idea to solve youth crime and grafitti and generic thuggish behaviour in teenagers. What adolescents need to be taught, in my opinion, is how to regard themselves as worthwile peopl, because frankly until they do how are they going to be able to value anything else.