Tag Archives: humour

Students….Don’t overestimate the user

New user calls support staff early one morning, complaining that his computer won’t power up even though everything is plugged in just as it was the night before. Tech walks down to check it out, finds the user pressing the … Continue reading

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Bags in bins – unintended consequences

Half joking i told the class if I spot a phone it goes in the bag, and the bag goes in the bin. Year 9 students seemed to like that concept and before long the bin was full of cell … Continue reading

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Health and safety… nanny state?

Spotted in Southgate. They are building a fence on a flat and accessible section. How dangerous! My pick for top hazard is “insects” and the mitigation is wear long clothing. Why not list sun burn? This reminded me of the … Continue reading

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Teacher off task behaviour

Given my Year 9 students were working on an assessment I decided to impose some teacher off-task behavior on them ie random interruptions, irrelevant questions, an unnecessary field trip to the classroom next door, spot quizes and prizes, most of which had … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween kids

Every year, every Year 9 class I teach gets the Halloween treatment. One student gets to play Tic Tac Toe in front of the class. It is on the overhead with classroom speakers set to full. The sudden appearance with … Continue reading

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Stand up meeting

Today I decided to give my Year 9 class some homework. This is a rare event. To get their attention regarding this shocking development I initiated a stand up meeting  class. It certainly got their attention and if nothing else … Continue reading

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Nail polish removal

School rules do not allow nail polish… Two choices… just kidding.

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