Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I was covering this middle school special ed math class for two days. The lovely thing about special ed classes is that they have instructional aides (IA) who are generally very helpful. On these days Ms. S was teaching the class.
Ms. S was going over something with the students when I noticed Ricardo. He had his head down on his desk. I went over to him and politely requested that he sit up and do what Ms. S was asking of the students.
Ricardo ignored me, not budging from his position. He could have been sound asleep for all the movement he made.
Again, I tried to get his attention. But Ms. S shook her head. Let him be.
A bit later, Ms. S explained the situation.
Ricardo was not well pleased to be in this math class. He had previously been in sixth period...
(I covered this sixth period once. It did not go well.)
...but because sixth period was such a handful, the teacher had managed to get a student transferred into a different period.
Ricardo had been rebelling previously. He had only just gotten to almost acceptance, Ms. S explained. But having his head on his desk was much better than what he could have been doing.
There's a reason I usually let sleeping dogs lie...
Did you ever fall asleep in class? Would you have liked to be transferred out of a wild class?
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