Oi vey. Third period class currently getting their asses kicked by my co-teacher. I don't even know what that was about, but they got next week's class with me cancelled as a punishment, two of them were taken out in the hall to get smacked around, and now the whole class is locked in the classroom being berated. And this is a very, very reasonable co-teacher they've pushed to this level.
I was seriously having issues keeping it together with them. They weren't trying to be bad. They were actively engaged in trying to understand what was going on. But they would not shut the fuck up long enough to figure it out. They just kept mumbling and shouting out in Korean, discussing it amongst themselves. Neither me nor my co-teacher could get a word in edgewise, in either English or Korean, long enough to get the concepts across. They kept interrupting us with their own attempts at interpreting what we were explaining before we even had a chance to explain it. Even after we stopped them several times to explain that they needed to actually listen to understand, and to stop talking. It was fucking bizarre.Anyway. That was unexpectedly frustrating. And I feel bad for them that they're in serious trouble over it, because I do think they were honestly trying. They just lost the fucking plot as to how to best go about that. But then again, sometimes stupid behavior needs correcting just as severely as willfully defiant behavior, when the end result is the same, and when gentler approaches haven't worked. Either way, I'm ready for Thursday now.