Thursday, December 4, 2014
A week ago we had Thanksgiving. A week before that was the continuation high school's annual Turkey Day. They changed things up a bit this year, calling out students alphabetically rather than by classes. And so, there was no need to keep them in the same class, so they got to attend all their classes.
This was good as it gave the students something to do besides sit and complain. But some students decided they didn't want to go and eat. (I spent some time convincing one girl she should go and just see what was there. Her name was called, and I urged her to go. She did. Upon her return, she said it was good and she was happy she went.)
The teacher I was covering left Planet Earth for them to watch. (It was a science class.)
I popped in the DVD and sat back. Much of the class seemed to be engaged in things other than watching the show. But then I started to hear things...
Things that related to the show. Things that made it seem like...they were actually watching the DVD.
Of course, this was one for one class, but still. Kind of a minor miracle.