Fly on the Wall: Gerard

By: Adam Sutton “Payton is such a loser!  Isn’t she?” Gerard yells to his buddies across the room.  “Gerard, you’re a dick,” Payton responds but not nearly as loudly as Gerard’s exclamation.  “Gerard, stop.  Both of you stop,” Mr. Hanks chastises them.  “Mr. Hanks, you can’t tell me to stop being honest.  It’s the Constitution.  … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Gerard

Fly on the Wall: Kyle

By: Adam Sutton “Alright class.  Give me your attention here in 3…..2….1,” Mr. Kruger said.  “Kyle, could you stop touching Amari’s stuff, please?” “C’mon.  She’s not complaining,” Kyle grumbled. “Yet.  She is not complaining yet.  Because she is patient.  Now, we have a few things to accomplish today.  Firs—” “Mr. K?  Those shoes new?” asked … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Kyle

Fly on the Wall: Mrs. George

By: Adam Sutton “Today, Ms. Fiore is going to be with you guys.  Be on your best behavior, like always, since she has some stuff that’s good for you forever.  It will provide you with guidance.”  Mrs. George pauses.  Laughs to herself and continues, “Guidance.  Ha!  Get it?  Guidance.  She’s a Guidance Counselor.”  The students … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Mrs. George

Fly on the Wall: LaToya

By: Adam Sutton “Has anyone figured out why I assigned these books for your reading project?” Mrs. Snell asks the class.  Several hands pop up immediately.  “Because the stories all have kids in them.  Kids like our age kinda,” says LaToya. Sharon pipes up saying, “They are about history, and you teach us history.” Melvin … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: LaToya

Fly on the Wall: Mr. Ortiz

By: Adam Sutton Mr. Ortiz stood outside his classroom, head hung low, eyes fixed on the ground directly in front of his feet.  He looked tired.  “Mr. Ortiz.  You doin’ ok?” asked Mrs. Klum, his next door neighbor.  “Yea.  Yea.  My 8th grade problem is killing me.” “I’m guessing the 8th grade problem is that … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Mr. Ortiz

Fly on the Wall: Osman

By: Adam Sutton “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Mr. Jones belted out in the traditional fashion having just finished the opening monologue.     “Come in Mr. and Mrs. Jones.  It’s a pleasure to meet you.  Osman is in my 3rd period class.  He sits right over there,” Mr. Fleet points to a seat … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Osman

Fly on the Wall: Melinda

By: Adam Sutton The 7th grade teachers gathered around per their weekly ritual to talk about grade level issues.  Ms. Nichols led off by asking, “How’s Melinda for people?” “Yates?” “Yeah.” “She’s quiet.  Doesn’t do much,” said Mr. George. “Quiet!” the Math Chair said, clearly surprised.  “She literally does not stop talking the entire time … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Melinda