Thursday, October 7, 2021

Choose a Movie

It's been a couple years since I was last at the adult transition center. After finishing up the long term geography/economics class, it was my next assignment.

There were a lot of familiar faces. I had had them in classes at the high school where the severe special ed classes are held. The only difference is that we were masked.

After lunch, they were to watch a movie off of either Netflix or Disney Plus. In cases like this, I prefer to let someone else choose the movie. I don't have a preference, and I don't want to push them to watch something they might hate. I called for a choice, and the students just stared at me. 

Finally, Jake approached. He liked Wish Dragon

Yay! We had a winner. No one else said anything, so I put it on.

And only then was when Andrew piped up. It took a few tries, but I finally understood that he was saying "Disney Plus". 

Um, he had said nothing when I was calling for a choice. And we had started the movie, so we might as well continue it.

But, apparently, Andrew was used to getting his own way in things. 

He made noises. Grunted. Did things to disrupt the movie.

The instructional aides weren't having it. They informed Andrew that he wasn't going to disrupt the movie for the rest of the class. They threatened to call his mom. He had to go and sit outside a couple times. 

Ah yes, I remember this sort of behavior. I'm back in the subbing trenches. 

Alas, we did not finish the movie (we didn't have enough time). But as it was on Netflix, I finished it up that night. Cute movie.

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    1. It does not matter what gets picked. There will be one kid who hates it. Never fails.

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    1. It's cute. If you like animated films, it's worth the watch.

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  3. Reminded me of the tongue in cheek of "Aladdin" with Robin Williams. I think I would enjoy that movie. Having an autistic brother in law, I've seen some things in my time. It can be quite an interesting experience. Much respect to the usual staffing.

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    1. It is Aladdin, albeit in China and it's not a lamp but a teapot. Otherwise, premise is exactly the same. A few details make it it's own thing.

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  4. Looks like a nice movie to waste a school day..lol. That one kid likes to misbehave...brat.

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    1. It wasn't a waste, though. It was a good lesson in not disrupting a movie others would enjoy.

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  5. Yes, I'm familiar with the type of people who insist on always getting their own way.

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  6. How well I remember (back in the 60's) when another teacher and I merged our two classes to watch while an astronaut made his circuit. At one point, Houston lost radio contact with the astronaut and our Spoil-it-for-everybody student (his name was Frank) clapped. Mr H said, "Frank, give it a rest!" He'd had enough of Frank's attitude. (The astronaut was OK.)

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  7. it's a shame he disrupted this movie but I'm glad you enjoyed this! We watched it with our kids on movie night a few weeks ago and they loved it - it's such a sweet movie.

    Hope your week is going well and you have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue

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  8. I might have to check it out, though it seems to have mixed reviews in your classroom ;)

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  9. I would like to have my very own wish dragon.

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    1. Me too. Alas, he's only good for three wishes.

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  10. I haven't seen this one. Doesn't surprise me that someone decided to throw their weight around at the last minute. They can't help themselves.

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