TTWA Assignment: Part 1) You are a coach who has just cut an 11-year-old girl from the team. Write an email to her parents, explaining why. Part ) Now you are the school principal. Write an email to the coach who cut the girl from the team, explaining why he is being fired.
Emailing parents is a necessary but irksome job for teachers. The risk to upsetting someone is rather high. I once used the word ‘generosity’ to describe a bumping a deserving student from a C+ to a B-. The parent then replied a day later that her child ‘worked hard’ and did not need any of my ‘generosity.’ Sometimes you learn the hard way.
Shannon sat in the back seat grumbling under his breath, indignant for this latest round of family-sponsored molly-coddling. His leg, swollen and bruised rested uncomfortably on the backseat. Each bump along the roadside — already mottled with winter-forced cracks and potholes — triggered another painful diatribe on why doctors suck and how his body is in fact invulnerable. I smiled. Mom simply tutted at each whispered curse, replenishing her rebuttals for the next explosion of rhetoric . . .
“I haven’t broken anything! It’s just a sprain. Throw a little ice on it and it’ll be fine in a day or two. Drown out the pain with work and alcohol. A doctor’s office and a sober mind . . . just like health insurance: ain’t worth a damn thing.” Continue reading