I found this online, and can’t take credit for it, but it absolutely deserves a repost. Love it!
Resistance is futile. I am your personal, designated brick wall.
If you write “111” as the answer for half the math assignment, I will tell you that I only send students to recess who have done their best on the assignment…and I WILL check. If you miss every single question on the science quiz because you’re unhappy that you moved your number because of that inappropriate gesture in line, then I will calmly reply, “You know, I give science tests over and over and over and over again to students until they miss no more than 5.” I wasn’t really surprised that a student who could get every question wrong when they wanted could also ace the test when they tried. You were only 1 of 3 to receive 100%, by the way.
But most of all, my dear student, I wish I could whisper this truth into your soul: You really should let me win, because when I win, so do you.
So, tomorrow is Monday, dear student, and I’m prepared to communicate to you once again that resistance is futile. You may not know it, but I’m fighting for you.