I teach language arts to
sixth, seventh and eighth graders at a good sized school in a good part of a decently sized town. All of my students are part of our school’s gifted and talented program, which brings its own set of challenges and responsibilities and skill sets. I refer to myself as Ms. It’s the first part of my “school name.” And it’s what I prefer over Mrs. because I don’t like the idea of my status changing depending on my association or connection to a man. And I like the idea of having something kids could call me simply as a title like they do in other countries. Like if I was teaching in Mexico, all the kids would call me “Señora.” I like that. So on this blog, I get that.
I’m trying to remain anonymous, by the way, so if you know who I am, please don’t give me away. Not that I feel like any of this could incriminate me, but I am writing about other people’s children. I want them to stay anonymous too. Thanks.