Unfortunately, yesterday marked the first fight to go down in my classroom this year.
Computer printer destroyed, the class pet cage "almost" shattered, and I went tumbling to the floor while attempting to intervene in the whole matter after security failed to arrive after two phone calls (I know, I know... don't break up student fights).
When asked why the altercation began, U.A. simply stated ...
"He was looking at me."
Otherwise, all is well.
Sorry that there isn't anything of real interest to report. So far, my biggest battles have transpired over gum chewing and students not raising their hands before answering.
Speaking of which... any good suggestions on how to handle chronic gum chewing problems? Should I just let it go? Or keep up the fight?