Not a great way to start off the week. Lots of resistance and defiance from students today. Few stand out moments.
In third period, we (me and the resource teacher) instituted seating charts to get students used to doing group work. One student was very publicly criticizing her group: “I don’t like my group and don’t want to work with them.”
In sixth period, one student was texting during her class. It took about 2 or 3 minutes before she would give me her phone. She’s very mature and very emotionally manipulative and the interaction totally drained me. (“Well if I’m going to give you my phone I don’t want your dirty hands to touch it so go get some paper to wrap it first.”)
It’s also discouraging to see how many students complete their homework, even after I explain how important it is to practice to get good at math.
Days like this really make me dislike my job.