“I’m bored as hell. Can I have the wifi password?” ~ John last week, talking to one of his eighth-grade teachers.
Yep, it’s that time of year – the time when students and teachers alike are so ready for school to be over they’ll go to extremes to pass the time. They’re about to start two straight weeks of standardized testing, which is guaranteed to bore even the most enthusiastic student. So John is spending his down time at school streaming episodes of Dr Who on Netflix on his Kindle Fire. And neither his teachers nor I have any problem with that. It could be worse – boredom in teenagers breeds dangerous situations. So if the worst that comes of his current eighth-grade-itis is a deeper appreciation of British humor I’m calling this year a success!