one of my students was driving me crazy waiting for the buses the other day so i had him go sit at his seat until he could think about how to hold himself together. he kept whining from all the way across the room.
j: i don't want to sit heeerreee...i wanna sit on the carpet! why can't i sit on the carpet??!?
i'm ignoring him.
j: ms. barnes! please! why can't i sit on the carpet?...ms. barnes....MS. BARNES! WHY CAN'T I SIT ON THE CARPET.
me: you know why you can't sit over here right now. tell me why you can't sit on the carpet with me.
j: i was actin a fool.