Friday, November 17, 2017

Paranoid


Remember the whole "stop looking at me" conversation I related on Wednesday?

That same day, all the English classes at the continuation high school were writing the quarterly district essay. (I was covering graphic arts.)

The next day, I covered one of the English teachers. (They were out grading the essays.) And I found this on her desk...

Click on picture to make bigger (so you can read it).

So, instead of working on the required essay (which was worth quite a bit), this student took exception to "being watched", too.

I'm not the only one.

22 comments:

  1. Man, I wonder how well that kid will transition into the adult world.

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  2. I can't even begin to imagine how these kids will make it in the real world!

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  3. He must have watched Spongebob when he was little because that's where the fancy The with no actual work on the essay comes from.

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  4. Several paranoid students indeed on that campus :)

    betty

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  5. Students are young and anything can trigger their instincts.

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  6. I had something similar this week from a nine year old. It was along the lines of, "This is boring. The End."

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    1. He wrote more than this high school kid. *shakes head*

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  7. Eventually they grow up. Or at least we hope they do.

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    1. If only he had put as much effort into the essay...

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  9. Never dull or boring is it? One day we can only hope they will grow up.....one day!

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  10. Good grief. I may slap the next person who tells me I should substitute teach.

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  11. On the upside, he clearly put a lot of work into decorating that opening T!

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  12. In defense of the kid, I could probably, and likely have, scribble larger and more intricate doodles than that in less than a minute or two. It probably didn't take as much time or mental energy as it looks.

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    1. It isn't the doodle that's the issue. Doodling while thinking or after finishing is one thing. Doodling instead of doing the essay... (The rest of his page was blank.)

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  13. Remarkable what kids will find to amuse 'emselves instead of having a go

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    1. I have had this argument with them many times. If they took half the effort they used in resisting the assignment to do the assignment... But they'd rather resist.

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