Wednesday, December 14, 2016
How to Humiliate the Sub
9th grade world geography. They had a test review to work on.
I had been warned that period 4 needed a "firm hand". They demonstrated this when they came in and milled about the room rather than finding their seats, even after having been warned the bell was about to ring. But I insisted, and they sat down.
I went after the boys who were tossing around a tennis ball (which then miraculously disappeared, never to return). I insisted they sit (and remain) in assigned seats. And then we got underway.
They were seated. They stayed seated. They had work in front of them. Success! Well...
The phone rang. The teacher next door was checking in. She was concerned. She could hear us through the shared wall.
So, yeah, they were loud.
Well, at least they weren't trashing the room. Much. (And I will have you know they did remain seated. Some days I don't even get that.)