Why we need to be careful about revisiting Mayberry

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So a new student arrived. I did the perky new student introduction. Welcome to the class!

I introduced the poor guy. Then I asked those questions from MeTV shows. You’re new? Where did you come from? You’re local? Oh, but you were not here before? Were you at the local Catholic school? Where have you been in school?

Awkward moment: When your new student tells you he just got out of jail.

I felt pretty bad about maneuvering him into that public admission, needless to say.

Eduhonesty: Maybe this post should be a reminder to talk to students privately before barging into their business. I blew this one badly.