Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Video Loop
7th grade life science. The teacher was exceedingly kind. She left a video.
Middle school science tends towards the wild on a good day. While videos don't settle them down, under the right conditions they can be easier to execute than bookwork.
The teacher, who was on campus, told me that it was "pretty violent. They'll love it."
It was on the extinction of the dinosaurs.
I had the usual issues. A few of them had seen it before. My response: "I've seen it five times today. You can watch it again."
Yeah, that's the downside of videos. One of my occupational hazards. I get to see the video on loop all... day... long...
Two days later, I'm back at the same school. 7th grade science. Different teacher.
Guess what he left for his class?
On the bright side, a couple of his classes were awful, so I was busy on misbehavior correction. Because at some point, I really have to tune the video out or it's going to drive me crazy.
In case you're interested, this is the video. (It's 56 minutes, so I won't actually expect you to watch it.)
Also, I'm over at Unicorn Bell today with a guest post by someone from my writing group. I'd love it if you checked it out.