Went back to the middle school for a day
Student 1: I'm the best trombone player in this group now that [other trombonist] switched bands.
Student 2: No, I am. That's why you guys always have to read off the notes in my music.
Student 3: That's a lie, don't believe her, Mr. Baumgartner!
Me: I have no reason to NOT believe her.
Student 3 [African-American]: You're just saying that because [Student 2] is a girl! I feel so discriminated against! I can't stand this anymore, I'm going back to Africa!
I miss my 6th graders.
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.