Friday, May 6, 2016
Fridays at the continuation high school are a bit different. Looser. Students who attended Monday through Thursday can "buyout", so classes are smaller. And the students are less willing to do anything productive.
I expect smaller groups, but still I was surprised when only one student showed up for third period (out of 15). Um...
The lesson plan was one I had done before. Since class discussion was required, I figured it wouldn't work with one student. So, I gave him permission to find somewhere else to be. Until a second student arrived (late).
I could do the lesson with two students...
They were not happy with me. But I insisted. And things went better than I expected.
Turns out, it's easier to put students on the spot and make them talk when there's only two of them. At least sometimes.