alternative school, classroom culture, positive space, safer space, rainbow stickers, teacher, music
Jae: Yeah, so we ended up going to this school called “Adult Ed”--
Jae: in Haliburton.
Jae: The first year was pretty much “School of Rock!” We would go in at like, 9 o’clock in the morning and just play music until like, home time--
Daya: Uh-huh! (laughs)
Jae: and well, that was the day! (laughs)
Daya: His goal really was like, to make a safe space, right?
Jae: Yeah! And he did. I can see that.
Daya: Like, his door was the door that had the like, gay, like the little thing on it, like, “this is a positive space.”
Daya: And there were like, people would flip it over all the time and I would always just like, flip it back! Like and, oh yeah.
Jae: Yeah, yeah.
Daya: Like, but it was. We were like, “Oh yeah, this is our room!” (laughs, Jae laughs)
Tara: So that time was important to you.
Daya: Oh yeah!
Daya: It was very key, yup! And--
Jae: He was very important to us actually--
Jae: He was such a great teacher and he was like, he was always there, you know. He was very…and he was so much fun, you know when we got to play the music! (Daya nods) And when it did come down to do school, you know, the real school stuff afterwards (laughs) you know, he was there. He was a very good teacher. He obviously too, you know, was having so much fun. (laughs)