Monday, October 19, 2015

His Soundtrack


In the chaos of passing period, I wasn't sure from where the blaring music came. Someone walking in playing music loudly via a speaker attached to his phone. Before I had a chance to investigate or protest, the music stopped and the bell rang. It was time to start class, and I had their attention.

It was Monday. 12th grade English. They had a day to read. And most of them got right to it.

(Most had physical books. A couple came in with ereaders. And a few read on their phones. Cell phones aren't totally evil. And yes, I did check to make sure they were reading and not goofing off.)

One boy asked to go to the library to check out a book. I didn't see why not...

I'm not sure why I followed him out the door. I might have been shutting it (to keep the air conditioning in the room. I prop open doors during passing so students know to come in). But I got there just in time to hear the music blaring from a speaker he held.

Um, classes were in session. And were probably disturbed by the noise.

The other students had no idea what to make of this, either. They said they'd never seen (or heard) him do this before.

Ah well. It spiced up the note a bit.

Anyone have any idea what he was doing? Any clue?

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  1. Maybe it was a new tune he was dying to hear.

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  2. Clueless; thinking he was trying to purposefully get himself into trouble?

    betty

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    1. I'm not entirely sure. It was bizarre.

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  3. Yay for students reading physical books!! I don't think I'd enjoy reading on my cell phone. The screen is too small for me.

    Not sure what the student was doing...Alex had a good theory. Or maybe the student was just having an acting-out kind of day. I had many of those in high school.

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  4. Maybe it was music for walking? Or he knew you needed an interesting story for the blog? And I have to say, I would have loved a class of just reading.

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  5. Oh my gosh, me too. A class of just reading would have been great! And it's good to hear the students had physical books.

    I have no idea why the student was blaring music unless he wanted the attention, or was seeing if he could get away with it.

    Sunni

    http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm sure getting attention was part of it.

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  6. Oh we have one doing this at the moment, a Year 8 student, driving everyone nuts! Our Year 12's are in their final exams at the moment (state wide papers, 75000+ students sitting them, externally marked etc etc MASSIVE deal) and they are ready to murder him!

    We pointed out that it was painful and the kid did not understand why it was a problem, just could not fathom that anyone else would have a problem.

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    1. Isn't it fun when someone is that oblivious? They just don't seem to get that there are other people in the world.

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  7. Just being deliberately defiant I reckon.

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  8. He wanted to see how the music sounded in an empty hallway. And he had a speaker attached to his phone? I wonder what that looked like?

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  9. I think he was being a brat-it is brat season at that time in life

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  10. I am sure he was seeking attention! My grandson reads on his cell phone. I have the Nook app on mine so I can read a few lines while I wait for them somewhere. But I prefer my Nook or a real book!!

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    1. One of these days I should get the apps on my phone so I can read on the go. I, too, prefer my Nook.

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