Friday, February 3, 2017

Watching Netflix


It was afternoon at the continuation high school. The afternoon classes are different than the morning classes. The morning students are a bit more focused.

The class was working on computers at their own pace through the lessons. Everything they need was pretty much on the programs, so my job was just to monitor. And unblock various lessons as they would become blocked.

(It's one of the weird components of this particular program. If the student goes back to redo a lesson they've not passed, it blocks them out. Sometimes.)

I've covered this class numerous times. Enough times that the teacher had shown me how to unblock things so the students could keep working in her absence.

I walked the room. One boy was on Netflix watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory. (It was a Big Bang Theory kind of day.) You know, instead of doing his work.

I told him to get to work. He told me he was blocked. He then said he knew I couldn't unblock him, so rather than saying something, he found a way to entertain himself.

Yeah, he could have asked. Because, I could, and did, unblock him.

I returned a bit later. What was he doing? Still watching the episode. Because he was getting "caught up".

Okay, so once, I'll let slide. But after I fixed the problem? Yeah, that's now something his teacher will hear about.

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  1. Sure hope he got on task.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Nope. But I left a note about it, so there were consequences.

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  2. But The Big Bang Theory! :)

    Aww. You are so mean. ;)

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    1. Ah well, there are times it is... Not for the students, though.

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  4. I'm surprised the school doesn't block NetFlix.

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  5. The Big Bang Theory's on Netflix?

    I'm surprised the school computers don't have sites like Netflix blocked to prevent students from going out there when they should be working. My niece's school does that—but maybe they're the ones who are unusual?

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  6. I could never be a teacher. It takes an amazing amount of talent to handle other peoples kids in a learning aspect. I bow to you. Now.....it I did not wish to do my work I think I will be watching the Big Bang Theory also. Love that silly show. Thanks for coming by the blog again. Answer to your question.....I leave the house to get Caleb just in time to allow school to let out and give him about 10 mins to socialize. So when I pull up he is pretty much ready to go. Dakota on the other hand, loves to GO. But he loves to go and not have to wait. HAHA

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    1. Yeah, most of them don't want to do their work. That's usually what I have to look out for.

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  7. I wonder if he really knew you could unblock, but just decided to forget that info? I have a coworker like that.

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    1. That's debatable. The teacher doesn't always leave instructions on how to unblock, so he might be used to subs not being able to help.

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  8. I think I'd punish him more for watching The Big Bang Theory rather than goofing off.

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  9. I think I would chance the risk of getting in trouble if it was a good episode of the Big Bang Theory :)

    betty

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  10. I am so out of touch with what is happening today in schools. Netflix? Seriously? Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Netflix is available via internet, so yeah. Nowadays I find them watching TV on their phones rather than doing work a lot.

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  11. I would rather read or write and listen to music than watch TV, stream anything, or go on social media. I'm a proud freak. Even my aging parents don't get me.

    But you are so right about the theme. Too funny.

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    1. I can't work with music, but many of them love to have their earbuds in while working. I don't mind so much when they're working.

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  12. Hi Liz - I guess some of us don't set him a good example to switch off when we're told to stop watching and get on with 'work' .. housework, supper etc ... not having kids - I've no idea ... have a good weekend! Cheers Hilary

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  13. I agree with Alex and MJ, the school should block access to anything that doesn't have to do with school work. But don't ask me how they would do that...

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  14. Man, that kid has a lot of nerve. I'm surprised their computers had access to Netflix. Isn't there a software program that blocks certain entertainment sites as a babysitter to people who can't resist them? I've heard of writers who use them to keep themselves focussed on working. Perhaps it costs money which would explain why schools wouldn't use them.

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  15. I do love a bit of the ol' Big Bang Theory myself. He sure was a trier.

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    1. Yeah, I didn't so much object to the show (not my thing, but it's unobjectionable) as the not working.

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  16. I'm surprised Netflix isn't blocked on the school computers. That is so incredibly easy to do.

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    1. But blocked for everyone? The teachers, who use it in their classes, would complain.

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  17. *shakes head* That would tick me off.

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    1. Yeah, I'm all for the school-is-for-schoolwork mindset.

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  18. smh The first time...okay but yeah on the second. lol

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