Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mr. R and the Kiss Concert

For Tuesday through Thursday of last week, I covered for a special ed teacher who had a rather complex schedule. He was not in the same room two periods in a row. (Well, he did have one class that was the same for two periods, but those classes were split by lunch.) He did all the travelling because he co-taught for three periods.

And his co-teachers were present for all three days.

Third period was integrated math 2 (read: 10th grade math or geometry).

On Wednesday the lesson was about triangles, the triangle midsegment theorem, and such.

Mr. R did his lecture as the class took notes. There wasn't much for me to do but sit and watch.

And sitting and watching can get boring, especially when I wasn't learning anything new. I was really wishing I could take a nap.

Then, at a break in the lecture, when the students were busily copying down the notes and working a problem on their own, Mr. R stopped to talk to me.

He told me that he was a bit wiped out as he had been out late the night before. He wouldn't normally go to a concert on a school night, but it was Kiss. And they were playing close by enough. He hadn't gotten to bed until after midnight, so getting up for school had been hard.

Little ol' me who had gone to bed at a reasonable hour the night before really shouldn't have been tired. Mr. R getting through that lecture... That day, he was the rock star.


  1. I know his pain. Although there are only a few bands I would do that for.

  2. It's good to be able to take the time to find pleasures in life. Glad to hear that teachers are able to do that.

  3. Yes, good for him. If it was Pink Floyd, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Although at this point, some of them might need walkers.

  4. Good for him! I'm not sure I could do such a schedule after attending a late night concert. Bet he slept great that night!


  5. Same with Alex. Credence Clearwater..I'd be there in a heartbeat.

  6. That's a good excuse to stay up late in my opinion.

  7. Sometimes just sitting is tiring. When you have to keep going your body responds. I know that if I get the chance to sit I'll often find my eyes blinking.


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