Friday, March 19, 2010

Ready for Spring Break!

I substituted today at the high school...what was I thinking?  The kids are ready for spring break and not in the mood to answer the questions at the end of the chapter.  My subbing gig was only for a half a day and when I got to school after a leisurely morning,  I found out that I had to teach only one period.  Bonus!  A little later the school secretary asked me to also cover the last period class for a teacher who needed to leave early.  I met briefly with the teacher and she showed me the lesson plan which was basically watching a movie and answering questions.   Wow, this was going to be an easy day.

Cut to the last period of the day.  I show up in the classroom, take attendance, pass out the worksheets and start the movie.  The teacher had left an answer sheet and the lesson plan on her desk.  What’s this?  When they finish the movie, we need to read out loud Chapter 18, section 1 “popcorn style” and answer the questions at the end of the section.  I think to myself that it’s good to have enough instructional material to fill up the time. Boy was I wrong.

Guess the title of Chapter 18….REPRODUCTION!!!   Talk about bad timing.  Last period of the day, spring break starting soon, a room full of freshmen…this is not a recipe for excellence in education!

1 comment:

  1. This made me laugh. I must say that you were very brave to even step inside the door of a school on the day before Spring Break.


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