Angels Cursing Like Sailors

I’m six months into this teaching gig, and it’s time for an update. (Click right here if you’re interested in how this nutty experiment started.) For those of you not interested in clicking over to that previous post, suffice it to say I teach 7th-grade science, where six months in the chalkboard trenches is like eleven years in other professions. Parents, you’re the intended audience for this post, so listen up because I’ve immersed in the Rosetta Stone course for Conversational Adolescent. I’m here to help. First off, your kid curses. I mean a lot, like a shanghaied sailor who never fully learned English and simply uses four-letter words in place of nouns and verbs. (e.g. “Bleep! It’s my b