It's been a L-O-N-G day. The kind of day where you arrive at school an hour early and stay three hours late. The kind of long day that can only happen after a three day weekend and you simply have to get your affiars all sorted out.
It wasn't a bad day...just a long day. Are ya with me?
Then, I get out my phone to check my email. I'm giddy because I have new comments on my blog and I love comments.
Ah... but perhaps I should rephrase my last statement. I love productive, supportive, encouraging comments.
Just look at what showed up in my mailbox today.
In response to my classroom paint makeover it says:
Was far better before; the colours were much more causative to learning. Now it just looks dull, and will not have as positive an influence on your students as before. Fail.
Hmmm....WHAT? Did I read that correclty? Does that say FAIL?!? Are you kidding? Is that a joke?!
I'm was speechless when I read it. I'm all for voicing your opinion and that's totally cool if you are not a fan of my color scheme, but my goodness.... FAIL?
And honestly, I thought my teaching skills were more causative to the learning that goes on in my classroom...not my wall color. I'm just sayin'....
Let's take a quick look at the before and after pictures.
Anywhooo, I 'm sorry they found it dull. I find it quite nice and the anchor charts and student work that go up on those walls really stand out now.
I guess what really gets me is that I'm just so surprised someone would write such an unkind comment. Why do it? They could have expressed their opinion a million different ways without being so negative. Fail?!? Humph. I just can't get over that last word.
I had to play like 10 rounds of SongPop just to recover.
Well, that and...vent on my blog. But, I'm better now. Thanks for listening.
So, in conclusion, please do leave comments, but please don't leave anything that would ruin my day.
I'm a teacher. I have enough things to worry about besides filtering my comments.
Let's pass on the positive, highlight the creative, and continue to encourage and inspire each other one comment at a time.