They're just awful.
The presentation is going on and they just sit there chatting to each other, doing other work, reading books, rolling their eyes, texting friends.
They're given an assignment and they doodle on the pages instead of following instructions.
They're instructed to discuss the topic at hand and they talk about their plans for the afternoon and what is happening this weekend and Oh my gawd did you hear what Julie said the other day?!?
They're told to send group representatives to mark their discussion results on the activity board and the few who were actually paying attention jump up to the front while the rest chatter away, oblivious.
They're given a short break and they continue to chatter to each other when the lights are flickered once, twice, three times to bring them back to attention. And again. And again.
They're finally released and they walk away muttering about how much that woman is getting paid for teaching them about something they already know and why can't they just leave us alone?
I don't know why anyone bothers with them, really.
They're absolutely impossible to teach.
(I was the one sitting in the next-to-the-back row making snarky comments to my counselor friend beside me, laughing with the Psychology teacher behind me, and re-reading The Trojan War.
If I was my student I'd kick my ass.)
3 years ago