Friday, February 14, 2020

Random Tid Bits

  1. Isaak switched over to his new Math teacher. It seems like a great fit. His old teacher did end up getting fired. I have no clue what will happen with the rest of that class. He hasn't looked clueless, for a good week. His old teacher taught the kids like they were in 7th grade. She was a 7th grade teacher, for the most part. Isaak has always been pretty good at math. He wasn't ready for an honors course that he didn't sign up for.

  2. I was worried about Isaak loosing friends, and having a hard time making friends in this new Math class. I guess it's not a big deal. He knows some of the kids. Some kids wanted to sit next to him because they love his drawing skills. His new teacher told Isaak she loves his drawings as well. Confident boosting has helped!

  3. I have a few student in my senior class that have jobs. I'm feeling a bit like they have senioritis bad. They are a great class, but done.

  4. In all the classes I have there's drama that I'd love to disappear.

    One girl complains about her teachers to other teachers. She even complains about her Mom to her teachers. She had my sympathy, but lately I don't know if I can trust anything she says. Her Mom might be a great Mom. The teachers she's complaining about are great teachers.

    On Friday she was telling me that some teachers are so subjective in what they like. She was referring to an assignment she has with a different instructor. I said, "With each assignment we have objectives. They are clearly laid out. In the assignment you are showing me, I'm assuming the objective was to use as little points in the paths that you are making as possible. Then it can be a smooth line, and not a big file in size. I'm not the instructor for that class. If you want the exact objectives, refer to the video the instructor left for you on the server. Your teacher has taught here, for years. I know he wants certain things to come out of the assignment. If you don't like what he has to say, duplicate the assignment, create one how you'd like it to be, and the other how he'd like it to be." She walked away. Then started complaining that her computer didn't work.

    One other girl has gone to administration about me twice. It's over silly things. The first time it was about 3 questions on a 121 question test. This time it was because we were talking about current events in class. The discussion was healthy. We weren't picking sides in our conversation. No one was mad, but apparently her. She wasn't even part of the discussion. Instead of standing up and saying, "Can you guys keep it down.", or "I don't like this conversation." she went to administration to tell them. I've been feeling a bit like I can't say anything. My tongue is tied. If I said I was going to rest room, that might be too much information, for her. I don't know what I'll do in a few weeks when I'm supposed to talk about Health Insurance. How does one talk about that, and not bring up the government? It's in regards to freelancers; getting their own insurance. It comes down to...this is college, not elementary, middle or high school. It's important to have dialogue.

    One other girl hates life. She hates her computer. She hates work that's done on the computer. God hates her. I've heard all those things. She's a great illustrator. When it comes to creating things on the computer, she puts her head down, and doesn't even want to try. We put all our videos on a server, for them to watch. It's hard because she hasn't been showing up. She's so negative. I wish I could reach her. I kept her behind last class to show her a demo in baby steps. If she looked at the videos, it would be the same thing. Watch it fast, or watch it slow.

    One other girl is always left out. She stays late just so she doesn't have to go home. I want to wrap her up, take her home, and tell her it's all going to be ok.

  5.  Mica's great. Minus his bus not showing up a lot lately. He just picked out high schools. He was torn between two. 


R's Rue said...

Happy Valentine's Day.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm glad the math class is working for him now!

Don't get me started on bus routes. Every morning my phone rings at 5am to let me know that Allison's bus is on a 2 hour delay. They just don't hire enough drivers to cover all the routes, so one has to go back and pick up the slack. I just drive her to and from school every day to avoid that mess.

mail4rosey said...

I have drama in each of my classes too. All different from the other.
That's too bad about the math teacher, I'm going to poke around and see what happened. My son got placed in Advanced Math this year and he is lost. We had a parent/teacher and she threatened to put him in on-level classes. I was all over it and said I wanted that...she dismissed it instantly because 'there isn't room in that class.' Le Sigh. He's got his first F this year. Ever. I don't like it. I feel almost helpless about it too because classes are overcrowded. I know that they are too because I have one class that is 29 students and there are only 24 desks. Glad your oldest got his high school selected!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Math class! I used to love it but whenever I helped my kids with their math homeworks now, I got confused LOL. Well, they do change a lot of stuff ..


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