Well everyone, this is midterm time, and I have a number of review sessions that are to help the students succeed at their test taking. It really enhances their fitness regime in understanding why they do things etc.etc. Yesterday I came in to the class room of about 50 students. They were sitting on the floor and around the walls. I usually specify where I need them to sit, which is in front of me in a semi circle sort of,so I can see them, answer their questions and have a productive review. We always have a great experience. But, goodness, at least 10 students sat behind me, after I asked them, oh at least 4 times to move forward. They plain would not move!!! I couldn't humor them forward, or ask them nicely to move forward, or anything!!! Interesting. So, I finally said to the class: "Okay, guys if you won't move forward, then I will simply not review the test" Your choice. ( I actually think they didn't take me seriously and it was a shock) It still took two times of reiterating this simple request for them to move. I was so puzzled at the lack of cooperation and I wondered, in awe, what those students would do if I asked them to do something hard???? Don't know.
Needless to say, we then had a delightful review, and hopefully they will get a good grade on their midterm.
Hence another day at school with the greatest generation! I learn so much each day. What to do and what not to do!!!!