Well a couple classes later I called on him to repeat after me and once he did I gave him a big smile and a thumbs up and said "perfect"...you should have seen the pride in his face...after that he became one of the best students in that class...showing up 10 min early sitting in the front row...participating and he was actually a bright light once he opened up...he ended up doing very well...
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
My first M3's (first year teaching), I also had the pleasure of teaching as M6's. They were my M6/7 sports class. Basically good guys. I knew they weren't keen on English, so I tried to make it easy on them.
I gave them M3 lessons; my mistake was not deleting the M3 heading on their lesson plans. So, I walked into class the next week and was immediately confronted by my best student; he wanted to know why I was giving them M3 lesson plans. I told him frankly and he replied that the whole class was upset and insulted. He went on to say they (all of them) wanted M6 lessons. I polled the class and sure enough, it was true.
Made my fucking year. What a great bunch of guys (my only all male class). Everything went swimmingly after that; one of my favorite classes.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē
have to be patient with those kids
I've found running them around the exercise track a few times burns off their extra energy and makes them open to communication.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.