Friday, June 6, 2014

Resistance

I'm not terribly good with names. That is, I'm not terribly good at coming up with a student's name when I see him somewhere. But give me a list of student names and a room full of students, and it jogs something.

I scanned the seating chart quickly as I took roll. I noted the seat was empty, but I remembered Aaron. And he was sitting on the other side of the room.

It was a class of seniors. They're about two weeks from graduation.

Aaron informed me I was reading the seating chart wrong. He said it was upside down or backwards or something. Funny, the rest of the students were where they should have been. Only Aaron's spot was wrong?

No matter. I let it slide rather than arguing. I made a quick note of this, also catching that the teacher had a note about Aaron's non-compliance with his instructions. Besides, the lesson was a silent one, so Aaron would have to work that period.

Aaron was the last to settle down and get to work. But he was the first one done. (I skimmed his essay. It was kind of weak.)

At least he's gained enough maturity not to disturb the other students. Either that, or the others were just ignoring him.

12 comments:

  1. I went back and read the first post about Aaron since I wasn't following your blog at the start of the A/Z Challenge. Makes you wonder what Aaron is going to do after he graduates; seems like it isn't going to be a good successful path in the beginning, but he eventually might get some wisdom and start complying. I can see lots of low pay, dead end jobs.

    betty

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  2. Oh my-one wonders what his home life is like, or if he has some learning disability and is just scraping through by being a brat or he is simply a brat. I could never be a teacher so I commend you. He likes to rattle the cage and has no idea how difficult he is making his own life

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  3. I can see Aaron tap dancing and scheming his way through life, or at least trying to. He may eventually mature, or not.

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  4. I'm not sure what he's trying to prove with all the stuff he pulls. I guess that he's way smarter than everyone else?

    Yeah, he'll do great after graduation.

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  5. My Daddy used to call people like that the "Look at me! Look at me!" people. He felt they were trying to get attention by acting like they don't care or by being disruptive to hide their insecurity. I call them "selfish, the rules don't apply to me" people and I want them to get caught and removed from my sight. Daddy was a much nicer person than I seem to be!

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    1. I like your daddy's attitude about them. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I have the baby version of Aaron in my class. I keep telling him he has eight more years of school ahead of him so he'd better get used to the rules.

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    1. Of course you do. I think there's one in every class. (Only one? Probably more.)

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  7. Interesting. He's a prankster? Or he's just always stirring up trouble? It's funny, though--I'm horrible with names but my husband can remember the name of a server we had at a restaurant six months ago when we go back and are waited on by that person again.

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    1. I wouldn't call him a prankster. More like an irritant.

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  8. I'm surprised he didn't have some crazy spelling to his seemingly normal name:-) The names these days make me cringe!

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    1. Aaron's not his real name. I don't use real names for students on the blog. Although, his name was a nice, ordinary name that was spelled the traditional way.

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