Friday, March 9, 2018

TGIF?


Friday. Sixth period. On a day that had been drizzly and dreary. For a middle school special ed math class.

They were... interesting...

Samuel decided he wasn't going to do a thing I said. I asked him to complete the practice problem. He refused. I asked him to get out a pencil, he wouldn't move.

He took offense when I stared at him. I told him I'd stop if he started working. Ultimately, I got distracted by another student.

Because it wasn't just Samuel. Ashley didn't like sitting in the back. And Edward was looking at her. So, Ashley was moved. And Edward was talked to for twisting around in his seat. But Ashley was angry at Edward for calling her name, only it wasn't Edward. Nope. It was Samuel.

Did I mention these kiddos had a quiz?

Luckily, the instructional aide was there. She did all the work. I can't imagine how bad things would have been without her being there.

Some hours seem longer.

20 comments:

  1. School here is on 4 day week..I wonder either staff or student says..."TGIT" or not

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  2. Thank you for all your efforts. And your last statement could not be more true. Time seems to go so much faster since I was blessed with early retirement! Be well, my dear.

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    1. It was the longest hour that day. I had two days in another class that I didn't even write about because this class... Yeah, it goes like that.

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  3. That last session on a Friday is always a killer. We do something very simple. Actually, the last lesson every day can be a challenge huh!

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    1. Alas, I am at the mercy of the full-time teacher's plans...

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  4. You see and experience such sites being a teacher/sub teacher....takes a special person, one that I am not.

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    1. Have to have the bad to balance out the good ;)

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  5. I relish those days of rest working in Higher Ed...they do not come often!

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  6. I can only imagine what it takes to deal with something like this. I know in the same position at least one kid would be grabbed by a neck.

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    1. I don't get that angry at them. Shocking, I know.

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    1. It was just one period. The rest of the day I spent in a lovely class.

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  8. I think last week was just a bad week. Everyone seemed to say it was long and miserable.

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    1. This was actually two weeks ago, now. And it was only one period. The rest of the day was quite nice.

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  9. The life of a teacher, you really do have tricky students. I guess they're testing you to see how you'll react.

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  10. Okay that is it.....I am not doing anything! haha....

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    1. Like they're punishing me... Deep sigh.

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  11. OMG! It sounded like an episode of Dynasty except with unappealing clothes

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