Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When they complain, it is working.

One of my jobs is to watch the parking lot in the afternoon.  The job is kinda useless.  We have cameras.  What can I do?  "stop, or I'll yell stop again."

So as I am out there I tell them to put their seatbelts on.  I understand they are invulnerable, they are young.  But they grew up with the alarms and the warnings.  I don't get it.

Talk to a group in the car.  "put your belts on."

"we haven't started the car."

"really"  surprised look (patented) "so you plan on putting the belts on when you start the car?  put the belt on ,"  glance to other drivers, "you know your could be hit by another car."

Today at the parking lot, a student asked me to check a specific student.  to make sure the belt was on.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

breaking bad

This week my students are studying electron configuration.  One of my students made the observation of Heisenberg rule, "that's where 'Breaking Bad' guy got his name from?"

I'm not sure I like the demo.  I do flame lab but I let the kids do it with powder.  And he's not wearing his safety googles.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

samantha swords

That really is her name. She is an award winning sword fighter, geek, actress and round about good guy.

Friday, November 4, 2016

things I tell my students Part one

forget writing a novel month, I am writing a fact book.

"and now boys and girls since we have the window that can see when the police car arrives to deal with student we need a protocol.

1. Everybody may get up to look for 1.45 minutes, after that, eveybody sits down.
2. No taking pictures with cell phones or other digital devices.
3. I will designate an observer who's job is to keep and eye on the window and inform the class of changes. Such as "dude, his mom just pulled up and is slapping him upside the head."
4 If student is in handcuffs and being put in the car, the monitor will inform after the police car has pulled away. somebody is worthy of some privacy.