Friday, February 12, 2016

Forgotten

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There was a lesson plan. The 7th graders were going to watch videos. It was a Friday, so a completely reasonable assignment.

The equipment was there. I logged into the computer. (It's all done via computer and projected onto a screen nowadays.) And then I went looking for the videos.

They weren't there.

I didn't panic. I figured someone would be by to help me out. Usually, when a teacher hasn't left something, it's because she's contacted a teaching buddy who will come by and have the thing I need.

Class started, and... Nothing. Um...

The class informed me that the teacher usually found her videos via YouTube. I searched... Again, nothing.

So, I made do. We played the game. And things went pretty well. (For the record, their team names were: #SquadGoals, The Ipliers, The Cactus, and Team Alpha. The Cactus killed the competition.)

I stood at the door during the passing period before 4th period. One of the other science teachers happened by. She took one look at me... Oh, the look of horror on her face. She explained. She had forgotten to come by. The teacher had asked her to come by and get things set up for me.

Well, that explains it.

20 comments:

  1. At least you held down the fort without the videos.
    Wouldn't it have been easier if the teacher had just left everything there for you?

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  2. I'm pleased if a little surprised you actually solved this mystery.

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    1. I figured something like this had happened. I've met this teacher. She's usually pretty prepared.

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  3. Hard to teach responsibility to the kids when the teachers don't practice it. You did well though Liz. You improvised!!

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    1. She generally is responsible. This was just a weird aberration.

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  4. Everybody forgets sometime, although it really put you in a spot. Good thing you know how to deal with this sort of thing.

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  5. #SquadGoals. LOL Funny team name.

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    1. That's part of the reason I do team names. Entertainment. For me.

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  6. we do not like untrustworthy coworkers!

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  7. I used to sticky tape all the instructions to my desk and leave everything needed in neat little piles in the hope that that would work...yeh I am old school, and it was drama work...cover teachers hated that shit cos I left practical stuff to do which the kids loved, but it filled the studio with noise.

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    1. Most teachers do. And I prefer practical things for classes like drama. Kids are used to acting in drama, and making them do book work always seemed stupid to me. Now, in a science class, bookwork is kind of expected.

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  8. Oops!

    I'll hop over to the other blog and see what you have to say there.

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    1. That was going to be the title, but I've used it already.

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  9. Lucky you were efficient enough to have a backup plan!

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    1. That game has bailed me out more than once.

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  10. Thank goodness for the back up plan. I imagine it could be really awkward if you had nothing planned.

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  11. I bet the other teacher won't forget again if she needs to bring something to class for the substitute, but I thought you improvised very well!

    Betty

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    1. I got a nice email from her. They're usually more on the ball in that middle school science department, so I'll chalk it up to being just one of those days.

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  12. It shows how fast you have to be on your feet. Glad it worked out in the end

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