Tuesday, August 12, 2008

So today has been the worst day...

Although, I had a pretty good time yesterday, I seriously considered quitting today. The kids were sooooo bad! Well, my last period was.

We are on block schedule. So yesterday, I had a different set of kids for 3 periods. Also, we did not do any real work. Just - get-to-know-you activities. We had a good time. I should have done the same today, but I felt like I was slacking on my duties. Furthermore, I was given all kinds of warnings about being too relaxed the first part of school.

Today I started out being strict and doing real math without getting to know the students. My last class did not respond well and tried to push every button. I ended up giving about 5 detentions and sending two students out of the class.

Very bad, I know.

But teaching (I am told) is about trial and error and so I will just have to start over on Thursday.

5 comments:

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catherine said...

(((Hug))) Kids can be so annoying, can't they? *lol*

Seriously, hope the rest of your days are better.

Ayana said...

Awww, thanx Catherine!

Steph said...

dude, you need to walk in there like a drill sergeant!!! kids like that don't respond to "nice" they only understand "this is my effing job so you can get with it or get the eff out!"

RayJaa said...

Hang in there, Ayana! They are probably going to test you since you are new and....young :) So don't let them get the best of you. Do you want my Grandma's number? B/c she know how to keep them lil bleeps in shape! She has told me some stories on her own disciplinary (sp?) actions LOL! And she has taught every grade I believe.