"Is Mr. G out again today? I'm so glad to see you..."
Wilbur then proceeded to call me a "good teacher" and his "favorite sub". Which is code for he didn't do any work, and he enjoyed that immensely. Sigh.
The continuation high school. Computer aided drafting. Second period.
Monday had been a difficult day for me. The spy software wasn't working...
I know I've talked about the spy software before. (I was going to link to it, but I can't seem to find the post.) It's a program that runs on the teacher's computer that shows what each student computer is doing. It's very useful, because many times when I get up to look over their shoulders, they quickly minimize the thing they shouldn't be doing and pull up the thing they should be working on.
So on Monday, while it was clear they weren't on task, when I got up to verify this, they were suddenly "on task".
But Tuesday the spy software miraculously worked. (I almost rebooted the computer on Monday. Silly me. That probably would have fixed the problem.) This meant I could easily watch what they were doing.
In second period, Wilbur played Krunker. Which is what he did on Monday. (They're loud when they play, so it's rather obvious.)
At the end of second period, Wilbur informed the class he'd return to "hang out" in sixth period. (He announced. He didn't ask. He probably should have asked...)
Sixth period Wilbur walked in. Other students asked him why he was there. To me, he tried to play off like he belonged. Failing that, he tried the "Mr. G lets me wait here" card.
So, I told him if he wanted to work, he could stay. But he couldn't just play games. He promised he was planning to do work.
I had the spy software up, and I watched.
The minute it switched from a plain Google background to Krunker, I was on him.
"I'm not on Krunker..."
Because there's a lag, it took a few seconds before it switched back to the plain Google background.
I didn't get up. So, he switched back to Krunker.
And that's when I kicked him out. It was clear he wasn't going to do work, and I didn't need another gamer in the room. I had plenty of those actually enrolled in the class.
(If they don't do their work, they lose out on earning their credits, so they're really only hurting themselves.)