And I thought that I had it bad...

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  1. ifightaliens

    ifightaliens Rookie

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    May 13, 2009

    If you don't know, I'm a first year teacher, anxiously awaiting my first summer break. I'm still not sure if this is for me, for a number of reasons.

    Anyway, an NTA came into the English office where I was typing a test (I got moved around January and still don't have a computer/phone/PA system... but I DO have a microwave and a projector that doesn't work). She said to me "Room 206 is CRAZY... I don't even want to go over there." I told her that since it was my prep, I could take some of the rough students. We could hear the students down the hallway.

    About 2/3's of the class were screaming, one kid was running around the room, others were throwing things and essentially just being out of control. A few kids were telling the others to shut up, and that they wanted to learn. The NTA left and I stayed, saying I would take a few to my class. They refused to come, saying there were only a few more minutes until the end of the day. This teacher then told me that every one of her classes were like that.

    I think I'm going to tell my most disruptive students that I love them tomorrow because they have not driven me THAT nuts.
     
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  3. Sarge

    Sarge Enthusiast

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    May 13, 2009

    It's not the students you have to thank. The credit belongs to you.
     
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    Classroom management is key, and the credit does indeed belong to the teacher.

    :)
     
  5. justfluttering

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    My first hour has been like that all week. My other classes are fine. My definition of fine is I get to teach, they get their work done. There is some chatting but there is no animosity.I feel outnumbered in first hour. I have 7 girls and 4 boys, about a third of the class, that just are out to disrupt. It starts with the announcements and goes downhill from there.
     

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