No referral to the Dean was written. I just watched as a student came up to copy down the material on the smartboard (good), decided to use my stool as a bongo drum (not so good) and then started singing Ave Maria in a painfully beautiful mezzo-soprano voice. He won’t have that voice much longer, but for the moment, he is amazing. I just let it go and listened.
Eduhonesty: This attitude undoubtedly causes me some moments of difficulties as a teacher. Disruptions should not be tolerated. Exceptions to the rules create trouble. Drumming would have resulted in mild repercussions. Once he started singing, though, he was home free. I just wish the periodic table made more students sing like that.