Thursday, April 14, 2016
Listening to Music
Health class. Fourth period. A large group of mostly freshmen.
I passed out the assignment. They were doing it. There was a bit of a low rumble--a few groups were talking, but it was the talking/working volume of a group making progress on the assignment.
In other words, it was a perfectly acceptable class. A definite 4.
Days like this, I don't mind if they have their earphones in, listening to music while they work.
School policy on this, however... It's kind of a gray area.
Anyway, things are going well. I look up and see the principal heading our way.
It's nice when things are going well and administration happens to stop by. But those earphones...
"Mr. E is outside and heading this way..." I announced.
Several sets of earbuds disappeared just as the door opened. Silence settled over the room.
I have no idea why he came in. Perhaps he needed to see the teacher. He scanned the room for a couple moments, then left.
And there was a huge release of breath. As if they'd been holding it.
It was funny mostly because they hadn't been doing anything wrong in the first place. If I hadn't said anything, the visit would have likely gone the same way.
Ah well. It was a pretty good day all around.
Do you like music on in the background while you work? (Or do you prefer silence like me?) Did the principal of your school make you nervous, even when you weren't doing anything wrong?
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