Friday, October 7, 2016
I had a feeling I'd be running into her again. Unfortunately.
It was "my" prep period for the day. The math teacher had a meeting, so they needed someone to cover. He explained what I needed to do. Easy enough. Then Asia walked in.
And reacted badly.
The teacher talked her back into the room. He got the students started, and then he took off for his meeting.
Asia... Well, I was the enemy now, so she was going to resist me. No matter what. And a class I thought might go well...
(Add in other students who were now going to do what they wanted while I was doing battle. And technology that wouldn't cooperate. It was a hard, hard period.)
At one point I pulled Asia outside to have a chat. She told me that I hated her because she's half black. I told her I had no such opinion of her. I thought we could be friends. But I needed her help. I needed her to follow directions so we could get through the lesson.
She tried, I think. And things got better for a time. But she seems to be incapable of sitting still.
When she needed to use the restroom while her friend needed a health office pass...
I talked to their teacher later. I let him know what happened. And he told me that they are tracking her behavior, trying to modify it.
The next day I saw Asia across the way. She saw me. And from that distance, I could hear her reaction to me. "That's the sub that hates me. She got me in trouble."
Deep sigh. At least I know she's got issues. And the school is attempting to work with her.