The name of my sixth grade team is the Dolphins. Upon entering my classroom and seeing all the dolphin swag, people often conclude that I am a big fan of those sea mammals , but the truth is, that while I like them fine, they're not really my favorite animals. Still, I've been immersed in things dolphin for the last ten years or so, and I guess a bit of affection for those friendly, intelligent critters has rubbed off on me, not to mention knowledge of them. I know a lot about dolphins. So I was a little taken aback the other night when a student's dad approached me at the open house. "So you're the Dolphin leader," he said. "I was trying to figure out what that might be."
I smiled. "Well, a team leader..." I started helpfully, but he interrupted me.
"Oh,I know what a team leader is," he told me, "but what do they call the leader of a dolphin pod?"
I was stumped. "Good one!" I said. "I'll have to look that up and add it to my resume."
Too bad there is no such title.