Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.
> > Hi all,
> > I don't know if we've ever gone specifically gone into the terrritory of the
> > lavatory use, but here it goes.
> I do agree that if you have something that works for you and your students, as
> far as bathroom passes great. But I cringe when I hear teachers tell me how
> proud they are that the don't let anyone go to the bathroom during THEIR class.
> What's the point?
> Do some take delight in making students expand their bladders? Yes, some kids
> will abuse a bathroom privilige, but the majority won't. Or at least in my case
> (middle school yet!) I have found they don't. A teacher should be able to easily
> figure out who the abuser is and take away their privilge ,but not that of
> If I was on of those limited students , I'd really personally have a problem. My
> bladder seems about as big as a kidney bean at times!
> I tell my students they can go when they need to. I say ,if I see that someone
> is abusing the privilege of going to the bathroom to get out of work, then I
> will deal with that person and not punish everyone. The only pass they need is a
> hall pass and tell me they need to go. Besides the people with small bladders,
> some of the ADHD kids sometimes just need to get up and expend some of their
> energy (i.e.- go get a drink or lav) and then they are ready to come back and
> If you force a student to not relive themselves, do you think they will be able
> to concentrate any better on their work? I just meant this to be food for
> thought as we go into another adventurous year in the classroom.
> > . As far as bathroom passes, I use a system that is quite successful in
> > my beginning studio class. In my advance classes it doesn't seem to be a
> > problem. Each sememster I give the students an artistic bathroom pass sheet
> > of paper with 4 numbers on it. They are allowed 4 passes to the bathroom
> > with no questions asked. (tear off the cornered numbers) However if they
> > hand the pass back to me at the end of the marking period unused, a 100 is
> > averaged in with their other grades. Some teachers raise a grade from a B to
> > an A. Whatever works for you. The students hardly go to the bathroom as a
> > result and if they do they space it out so they don't use more than four.
> > Thanks again for the thoughtful ideas.....I love this chatroom.
> > Eileen from NY
This E-mail message is from Artist/Teacher Woody Duncan Rosedale Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas the new URL for school is http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/user04 to see my beautiful grandkids Tim, Tess and Tiff click on http://www.taospaint.com/NineMonths.html to see my students working in the RMSartSTUDIO click on http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/user04/art.self.htm to contact me via E-mail click on wduncan better yet visit my Web Site at http://www.taospaint.com