Friday, January 29, 2016

Rejuvenation Friday: Privileged (adj.)

By Angela Hase

Privileged (adj.)

1.     not subject to the usual rules or penalties because of some special circumstance:
a.     The privileged teacher relaxes at her desk while her AP students locate their missing work, read the directions, and turn in the assignment without being hassled.  
b.     The privileged teacher chooses her reading selections on her own rather than being bound to a standardized anthology.
c.     The AP students tell the privileged teacher that they understand correcting takes time and they will patiently wait for those essays

2.     belonging to a class that enjoys special privileges; favored:
a.     A boy tells the privileged teacher that since he does not have a father figure at home, reading that piece on masculinity really helped him understand why he liked his coach so much.
b.     A girl opens up in a class discussion to share her struggle with depression and how she overcame a suicide attempt while the privileged teacher sits quietly at her desk.
c.     The privileged teacher witnesses a female student announces to the class that she really relates to the teens profiled in the transgender book we read and wants everyone to call her him.

3.     an advantage or source of pleasure granted to a person:

a.     The privileged teacher gets goose bumps because she feels, well, privileged.