Friday, September 26, 2008

Mrs AK

I remember a math lesson from third grade in which we learned that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Any other type of line between those two points, chaos will ensue. As a nine year old I was not only able to comprehend this but also to put it into practice at that early age. Unfortunately not so with Mrs AK. In fact I am thinking that she is in the wrong line of work. She should be a tour guide, but I don't think she would be able to cut it. She doesn't have any spunk.

As I had mentioned in an earlier post Mrs AK takes her students on an extended tour of the school, along with several intermediary stops walking back from lunch. Her class is several floors directly above the cafeteria and down the corridor approximately fifty feet. Now to the untrained eye that seems to be the most logical way to go. But logic goes out the door with Mrs AK. I have a funny feeling she is not a Vulcan.

How you may ask does she bring her students back to the classroom. Mrs AK takes the students down the corridor and several floors underneath to the furthest side of the school, up the furthest staircase from her classroom, and then basically retraces her steps in the opposite direction to her classroom. Oh! One more thing. She has the students stop approximately every twenty feet or so. See what I mean. This burns time off the clock and offers the students less instruction time. But that is not the only reason this can cause problems.

It causes problem because the students have more time on their hands while walking back to the class in which problems will and can occur, and that is what happened today. It was all preventable!!! Two boys got into a fight today because of her laziness. It was nothing more than verbal and pushing but it did not have to happen. The conflict continued once the students were in the classroom and time was taken away from the students who wanted to learn. One student had to be removed from the class which took educational time away from him as well. This never had to happen. But why did it happen? It happened because she had gotten soft from all those years of kissing ass and knew that she was not accountable to anyone but herself.

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