Class * Free For All

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by Mr Magoo, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Mr Magoo

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    I did a class where I saw a Teacher do the class before I was to start.

    It was a Free for all, students running, talking trash, climbing on chairs, slamming cabinet doors etc.

    I could tell, this was going to be a headache day.

    The Teacher left a note saying that the class had been given a lecture and that I had permission to write them up or send the students to the office. (This is High School)

    I am glad that I had permission to do that (Write them up) as there were a couple students that I would have sent to the office, except for the fact that the office people were gone to lunch.

    So, I had to make do with writing a lot of names down.
     
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  3. justwanttoteach

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    Yup....I had that class last year...it makes for a long year.
     
  4. Milsey

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    Tell them to get their acts together - or their going outside. If one tests you, put its desk outside.
     
  5. Obadiah

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    This is crazy! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Obviously, by December, the administration knows these students are acting like jerks. And these kids are going to be in the workforce in 3 1/2 years or less???
    I know my friends and I got into mischief when I was in high school and even college, but we had respect for teachers, respect for property, and even respect for how we spoke to others. Your post reinforced the phenomenally frightening information I'm currently reading in Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman; not that they're shooting each other (hopefully), but I think the documentation still applies. Combining information from another book, The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, kids are mostly learning morals from other kids and the media, and Mr. Grossman provides evidence of the negative influence of much modern media. Hey, when I was a kid, our media included socially acceptable behavior guided by adults like Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver or Jimmy Dodd. Today's media is drastically different and for many, without parental guidance. Sources: Sax, Leonard. The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups. N.Y.: Basic Books, 2016. E-book, ISBN 978-0-465-07384-9 and Grossman, Lt. Col. Dave. Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing. N.Y.: Little, Brown and Co., 2016. (Further note: I do not mean this post as a critical defamation of all video games).
     

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