Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Progress?


Back from winter break, I was called to cover "culinary arts". (Not the picture above. Someone *ahem* forgot to take a pic of the classroom...)

Period three was "culinary arts 2", or those who were taking a second year of cooking. Surprisingly, Kevin was enrolled.

There were seven students enrolled in the class. Six were present. And basically this is the class where they do competitions and things. (There are all sorts of programs through the county for various technical and vocational programs.)

It was a make work assignment, but they were on task. Even Kevin.

He figured out what he thought an answer was, and then he asked the class if he was right. And on that went for a while. Until he needed a restroom break.

A bit later, another student asked to use the restroom. That's when I noticed that Kevin had been gone a while. I mentioned that Kevin was out...

"Oh, he's not coming back."

Apparently, the other students are familiar with Kevin's lack-of work ethic.

Although, Kevin did return. After a while. At which point he gave up doing the assignment. Sigh.

(Which is not surprising considering what I saw the last time I had Kevin in class. If you go back and reread that post, Ms. S in #3 is this class.)

21 comments:

  1. I've said before and will say again that I couldn't do your job. ~grin~ I'm grateful you have the patience.

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    1. I see Kevin once in a blue moon, so it's not too bad ;)

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    2. I've done your job, didn't like your job, bless you that you're willing to do so,

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  2. Oh culinary art sounds like a fun class. I think I would teach people how to make pressure cooker mushroom risotto.

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    1. My reaction was a little less sanguine.

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  4. I don't think we had classes like that when I was in high school.
    At least he returned.

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  5. Hi Liz - no change then ... and Culinary Arts = a strange title for a subject or range of ... cheers Hilary

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  6. What happens when a kid doesn't return to class? Couldn't the school get in trouble if he went missing?

    I feel like some kids have to be treated like elementary schoolers where everyone goes to the restroom at the same time. It's ridiculous that they can't be trusted.

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    1. Yeah, well, some can't be trusted.

      If he never returned to class? I might call security, but usually I figure out they're gone at the end of the period. In which case I leave it in the note for the teacher.

      He can't go too far. The entire campus is surrounded by fences. Sure, he could hop the fence, but then it's considered a "cut" and there are consequences for it.

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  7. I'm sure he just got lost on the way to and from the bathroom (eye roll).

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  8. When I was in school in the 70s things ran so differently...for one students had more respect for the teach and things like this was not pulled. The teach was in charge and the students, although not liking it gave that teach the respect.

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    1. I tend to believe that things aren't all that much different today. Students aren't "tracked" as much, so there's more of the difficult ones in the mainstream.

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  9. Kevin. Sigh. I hope he finds his way, with help from people like you.

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    1. Oh no. Not people like me. He hates me. (I have a feeling he's going to groan hard when we meet at the continuation high school.)

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  10. Reply to your questions on my blog....I had not thought of dying the tablecloth but I have done tea staining before and I love it. Might have to consider that. Would not want to go with a color though, esp since I plan on changing the colors in the kitchen later on. As for Firefly....LOVED it. Shame that it was not a series for longer.

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    1. I'm still pissed at FOX for how they jerked the show around. It's like they tried to kill Firefly. Ah well...

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  11. Somehow I just wouldn't trust that kid to bake my macaroni.

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    1. I wouldn't eat anything he touched. I'd be afraid he would deliberately poison me :-O

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  12. So they get to have cooking competitions in school? That sounds fun. Like others have said, though, I don't think I'd want to sample anything Kevin concocted.

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    1. They have technical training competitions. There's one for various computer drafting stuff. And engineering stuff. As culinary arts is considered technical training, they also have competitions. It's a regional thing, so they're going up against other schools in the area. And in some cases, they go statewide.

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