I am so not TFA

I am currently sitting at my desk in the back of my classroom. We’re only halfway through fourth block, by the way.

I was trying to teach them how to write an introduction to a 5-paragraph essay, but they wouldn’t stop talking and laughing and generally not paying attention.  So I told them that any students who wanted to learn how to do this should come to the front and anybody else could just go to the back of the class and goof off.  Of course, no one actually moved, so I continued with my lesson.

While I was modeling my own introduction, one of my lovely gentlemen started mooing.  He does this every day, in every class, and students always laugh at it.  I usually just ignore it, but today I was finished.  I turned the projector off, told them I was done teaching and they should spend the rest of the class working on their introduction, and sat down at my desk.

This is probably not how I should have handled the situation, but I am 99.9% sure that if I had attempted to keep teaching, I would have eventually starting crying, and that would have been worse.  As it is, the students who care have come to me for help, and the rest can just get points off their final draft for having a crappy introduction.


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  1. heymissblog

     /  October 19, 2009

    I have done this. Just sayin’. You’re not alone.


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