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Lesson Plans

Discipline and the Restroom

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Patricia Munce (pdmun)
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 22:40:02 -0800

I had to add my two cents on this subject.
First, a lot of time is wasted on going to the restroom. We all know some
use it for real and some float out into the halls to see friends,
contemplate our early retirements, etc...

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
serial killers.

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.

Pat Munce
Madera High School
Madera, CA 93704

Patricia F. Munce
Fresno, CA 93704

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