Am I becoming one of those people who you so know is a teacher? -But like in a bad way. I remember sitting in Relief Society years back and having the teacher "shoosh" me. "She is so a teacher," I'd think to myself as I sat there not liking her too much. I mean, this is church, not school -lighten up. Things have changed since then. Now I am a real teacher. I have experience. I've worked with high schoolers and elementary kids. ...And I'm in the Relief Society presidency.
I'm often at the front of the RS room -either conducting, teaching, or just participating. I had never noticed how chatty everyone is. It is so rude to the teacher. I almost "shooshed" them once -that's when I realized what I was becoming -one of "them."
I think it's a good thing that I know of this dreaded trait, though. If I know it exists, then I can recognize it in myself and avoid it, right? I will not become one of "them". I will find other ways to make sure the ladies are showing respect to the teacher and gaining from the lesson -like by using the EFY "let's keep the spirit that we feel with us the whole lesson" smackdown I layed a few weeks ago. That's still Miss Honey-esque, right?