Friday, April 22, 2016
It was Friday, my last day in the 11th grade English class. They had a quiz on five more chapters of The Catcher in the Rye. I got class started, and we passed out the quiz. They got started...
Another teacher walked into the room. It took me a couple moments to catch up to what she explained. Turned out that the class was scheduled to get a talk about college stuff that day. Problem was, no one told me about it.
I tried to wrap my brain around what to do next. Should we pause the quiz? That seemed like the wrong thing to do. So, instead, we just waited for them to finish. It wasn't an overly long quiz. Once they finished, there was still plenty of time for the presentation.
(Luckily, the teacher--who had a class of her own that period--agreed to wait until they finished. She had a sub that period and no other class to get to after ours. Whew.)
Well, now that I knew, I made sure to find out when the speaker would be arriving for the following periods. For the next class, she was coming at the end. So, that was easy.
I passed out their quiz. Got them going. And I told them nothing of the speaker coming later. They finished more that 10 minutes before the teacher arrived.
When she did, I let the class know, surprise, you've got a presentation to hear.
This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened to me. It is the first time that it interrupted a quiz.
Did you enjoy having speakers come into your classes (even if they were talking about college)? Did anything surprise you this week?
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