I told Sam, one of my students, off today for doing a forward roll in my classroom. He said that he was facilitating a flipped classroom and I was wrong. This incident is the latest in a long line of similar arguments. The week before Easter I put him in detention for drawing on desks, he said he was expressing his creativity. The week before he was kicking a football down the hallway. His parents rang in complaining that their son had been discouraged from leading an active lifestyle. I tell him off for calling out, he tells me he is taking an active role in student-led learning. I just can't win.
Well today I just reached the end of it and had had enough. I realised that really, it's all just Sam's antics.