Well it has been awhile since I updated this. There are a few pictures below plus students responses to a survey I gave them. I got to see that all students see in me is my beard.
“Haren likes honey, berries, and fresh air. Between his leisurely strolls along the beach he likes to math. We have tests, but its kay cause inb4 tests you teach it.”
This is an ongoing joke with a couple of my students. They think I am a bear because I’m hairy. So they joke about me mauling them and eating berries and all things bears do. This student also says I should bring in “haren cups”, this is how he refers to my homemade Reese’s Cups.
“Mr. Haren is a pretty cool guy, eh he’s a bear that likes zombies and doesn’t afraid of anything.”
Sadly, the above comment pretty much sums up my life. Except for centipedes; I hate those things.
Also, please note, I have never mauled a student in the face with my bear paws.
It’s a shame I made these anonymous or I would track this kid down.
These students are really making me look bad. Maybe I shouldn’t post these…
“She made fun of my mom.”
This is how it goes down in Newark. If you make fun of someone, they will fight you (i.e. you will “bang”).
Student 1 - “Why are you taking a picture of this Mr. Haren”
Me - “Don’t worry about it.”
Student 1 - “That’s kind of creepy.”
Student 2 - “No, he just likes to show them to other teachers and laugh at us.”
Thank you Student 2 for understanding that I’m not a creep.