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Re: racist comment

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MichaelDelahunt (MichaelDelahunt)
Wed, 04 Mar 1998 11:52:04 -0700


<bold>bob carl,bcarl28=40juno.com,Internet writes:

</bold><x-quoted>What to do when a student calls you a racist name in class=
? I have

already dealt

with this , but I'm looking for some opinions or advice, for future

reference. Please

no =22ivory tower=22 theories, just good practical advice. I teach

inner-city elementary.</x-quoted>

Bob,

Throughout my school there is only one rule, and it is posted prominently i=
n every room:

=22No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety, or well-bei=
ng of others.=22

Certain behaviors that break this rule automatically trigger a trip to the =
office, and a conference between student, teacher and parent. Calling any p=
erson a racist name is one of those behaviors.

This has worked very well here, at the same time that teachers have been ur=
ged to teach lessons which encourage appreciation for diversity.

Hope this helps.

Michael Delahunt

art teacher, 1-6, Sonoran Sky Elem, Scottsdale, AZ

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