Well Remembered Event (WRE) #1 Kelli Iannarino
The time was 2:00pm, 30 minutes before schools out. Mrs. Paulik, second grade teacher at Ford elementary, has just instructed her 32 students to sit together on the floor, facing her (who is sitting in a computer chair located in front of two white boards). The students transitioned from the tables to the floor, except for one boy, who stayed sitting at his table and turned his chair to face the teacher. Mrs. Paulik noticed he was still in his seat, despite eye contact, Mrs. Paulik didn’t say anything to him. Mrs. Paulik continues to talk and answer the studentsquestions however, at the same time, this boy is talking to a girl who was sitting on the floor but now had turned her back to Mrs. Paulik in order to talk to the boy at the desk. The teacher was quick to notice and interrupted her discussion and ordered [Nathan] to stop stalking to Vivian. She called, “Nathan, stop talking, look at me, and Vivian, turn around and don’t let Nathan talk to you because he is keeping you from learning.” Vivian turns immediately to face the teacher and Mrs. Paulik continues to speak to the boy, “Nathan, I let you stay at your table even though your classmates are all on the floor but now you’re disrespecting me and your classmates so I think you need to sit at the back table and do not talk, until you show me that you’re paying attention to our discussion, you may not come back.”Nathan slowly stood up with slump shoulders and dragged his feet to the far right table. He was fidgeting, looking back and forth from the teacher to his hands almost as ithe was trying to find something. I refer to his facial expression as the “huh?” face, shocked, attentive, but slightly confused. After five minutes, Mrs. Paulik took not of his obedience and asked him, “Are you ready to be respectful?” He shook his head up and down. “OK, I’m glad. You can come join your peer on the floor now.” He obeyed. The rest of the...