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> << A voice from the class said "I have it." That student had
> > gone into my office, taken a book from the shelf, and was using it >>
Call me skeptical but- how old is this kid? What else was in the
office she helped herself to?
Had the students been aware of many books available on the shelf,
(and knew what they wanted)so helped themselves? This could be
avoided if you wanted to let the kids check out your books. These
are your books, therefore I'm assuming you don't want kids loosing
your resources. You could check out from the library what might
pertain to your unit, and have the kids checkout books while in
class only. Sign out and sign it back in. Now that it's come up
maybe alternatives can be addressed.
It's hard to evaluate her intentions, without knowing the student.
Is everyone in her family the same way- thinking you take what you
want or everything belongs to society in general. She probably
wasn't being malicious, but maybe she has grown up not having
boundaries at home.
Society has changed and is ever evolving.
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