Friday, December 14, 2018
Not a Challenge
World history class. Friday.
Ms. G is one of the strict ones. She expects certain behavior, especially when there's a sub.
Sixth period. I'd been warned there might be issues. I passed out the reading. They did not settle to silence as the other classes had. But rather than telling them to shut up...
"I've never been able to talk and read at the same time..."
This usually works. Alas, this time it did not have the desired effect. They got louder.
"That was not a challenge," I said.
And then they did settle to the requested silence. Phew.
Note to self: must figure out a different thing to say to sophomores. They didn't catch the nuance.