I will try not to let the real life anger float into this blog post. I will be nice and happy, I swear (although it is hard after having some 15 year old boys spend an hour swearing at you and being little jerks).
Firstly, a small administrative issue. I was looking at my blog today at school, where they only have internet explorer on the computer (heathens!) and I noticed that all the things in my side bar had bullet points next to them. These do not show on my computer in IE or Firefox, and I was just wondering if anyone else had this issue. If you have bullet points appearing, just email me or leave a reply and let me know. I will try to find a solution, although that could be hard considering I suck at this CSS stuff.
Once again, I am inspired by Kestrel to draw yet another school/raiding parallel. Funny how it works like that! I was complaining in Twitter about the students in my class this afternoon, and Kest asked if they were in my raid. Well… it was kinda like a raid in a couple of ways.
1. Generally one kid is a ‘boss’, the rest are just trash.
Nasty sounding parallel, but it’s true. My class on a normal day has one kid who is the leader of them all, a couple of followers, some kids who are fine if you don’t do something to stir them up, and some genuinely nice kids. If you get the ring leader under control, most of the time the whole class is fine. If you don’t, the rest of them aggro as well.
2. Preparation is everything.
If you aren’t prepared for a lesson, you will wipe. Almost a 99% guarantee there. Especially in a rough class, where they will go nuts if you aren’t 100 % organised. Today was a valuable lesson in point, where I had organised a powerpoint to be projected in the room. However, a crucial cord had gone missing, which meant that the kids had to try and see it on a laptop screen. As some were too lazy to move and couldn’t see, they misbehaved. If you aren’t 100% prepared for a boss fight, he will do something that you don’t expect… just like kids!
OK, so the teaching/WoW analogies might be getting a little old… but it’s all I can think of after a stressful day! /hug everyone!