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Linden-Kilare Jr. High
I teach at an alternative middle school where the kids go after they
>have been put out of their school for continuous class disruptions.
>Something you might try that often works for me is to ask the student
>that is giving you the most problems, to be your assistant. Put them in
>charge of something, clean-up is a good one, and give them a huge amount
>of praise when they are helpful instead of disruptive. If this helps,
>then send a note home w/ the student, or call the parent and let them
>know how good their child has been, most will be surprised and overjoyed!
>Horizons Alternative M.S.
>Fort Worth, TX