:help: This is my fifth year of teaching a HS class with mod/sev students and the fifth year of watching them go to their "elective" or "study skills" class every single day to watch a movie, usually a kiddy cartoon or totally inappropriate teen movie. I've talked to my psych and to my principal, but nothing is going to change. This teacher, who has a general ed and special ed credential, apparently doesn't think they are capable of doing anything but staring at a screen. Most of them begin stimming and misbehaving, totally washing down the drain all the work we do with them in my self-contained classroom. She gets to sit at her desk and collect $12,000 extra per year for the extra period. Most of them are very capable and hardworking learners. Some go home and tell their parents, and when its brought up during IEP meetings, the psych fibs and says they are working on goals. The sad part is, these students understand that she has no expectations of them. It is very difficult to make any difference in their lives when a teacher, someone who should be advocating for and pushing them, instead chooses to give the message that "I don't think you're capable." I'm sad......and mad.