How to Sit in Room 664

“Teacher! How long do we have to sit like this?”

“Teacher, when does the other Miss Bunn get back?”

“Teacher, I can’t sit next to her!”

These are not words from a third grader’s mouth. Unfortunately, they are words from the mouths of my freshman and junior students at Nampa High School. I wanted to start the week out with real zest, so I arranged the chairs in small groups. Then I read an email one of my colleagues had sent about an upcoming department-wide activity that requires students to have their knees pointed towards the front of the room. So, I rearranged. This is what the room ended up looking like.

seats

It’s not a bad arrangement. But the change led to these questions.

“When is Ms. Bunn getting back?”

“Why isn’t she getting back until February?”

You change the seats, you own the room. I think the students are worrying about me holding too much power in room 664. I could get used to this idea.

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One thought on “How to Sit in Room 664

  1. Ahh. Its nice to hear that power is not going to your head. At least I know that, even if you’re corrupted a little, you won’t be absolutely corrupted. You’re teaching in Idaho so I know you don’t have absolute power… 😉

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