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--- "L. E. Horvath" <dulcius> wrote:
> <<I'm not big on
> extrinsic rewards (but I do offer a few) because I
> believe the ultimate
> reward for good behavior is personal achievement and
I agree, however, I have one class of 13 with eight
(at least) who are (at this point I have no
documentation, this is just my instinct)
learning/behavior disabled. Most of them are football
players who have told me directly that they'll do
whatever they please in my class because it is "just
art" and therefore does not count towards eligibility.
All the behavior-discipline stuff I've seen tends to
discuss how to deal with a single child. What about
eight, and how do I deal with them without cheating
the five who want to work? One rather large athlete
has already thrown a chair. My other five classes are
lovely and peaceful and delightful to teach.
Advice from you experienced folks out there? My plans:
1. talk to the coach and ask his advice. 2. Start the
week again with learning classroom proceedures. If we
do that all week, fine. Keep hanging up the cool stuff
the other classes are doing. The co-operative kids
will be able to catch up, but I'm sure they are
miserable at this point too.
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