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After 20 years of being bothered by this, I hit on a solution. Kids are
human beings and deserve to go to the restroom when they need it. Yes,
they don't plan well. What else is new. I don't always plan well either.
My new and very successful method.
Student asks. I say, you know you must clean up something in the room when
you come back.
Student says one of three things.
1. 'Ok'. (This one needs it now for sure.)
2. 'What do I have to clean up?' We then negotiate.
3. 'I can wait.'
I no longer take off points. Thank you very much.
My room gets cleaned often.
The kids that need it, ask and go. I don't question them like they are
Now, when the room is getting messy, I ask if anyone wants the pass so I
can get something cleaned.
I usually get no volunteers, however.
Have a great September, everyone.
Madera High School
Madera, CA 93704
Patricia F. Munce
Fresno, CA 93704
Art quote of the week...............
"You can't kill creativity, you can cement it over,
but it comes through the cracks like crabgrass"
Definition of the week..
Administrator = The final ingredient in a pagan, tribal soup recipe.