I have a brilliant student who is a terrible speller. Today I said, "_____, spellcheck is your friend." He said, "But Timeliner doesn't have spellcheck." I said, "No, not in Timeliner. In life." He retorted with, "And you're my spellcheck." I'm such a softie.
This is the same class as my Templeton from the play. She's blaming her current behavior on "the blow to the head." I think that will be my new excuse. In life.