I got a call for help for handling discipline problems during lunch duty -
Can any of you help?
>> Dear Mrs. Decker,
>>Help! Please give me some pointers on how to deal with 6th graders that
are constantly on detention for bad behavior. Please keep in mind that I'm
a lunch duty aide and am with them for only about 45 minutes. What can I do
to try and reach these kids in an effective way. Let me know if you need
more details. Thank you,
This is what I replied so you don't duplicate:
I am kind of swamped right now.... See if these links will help. I find that
a little praise for good behavior goes a long way. "Reward" those who are
behaving and you will get more to follow. Work something out with the
administration - maybe let those who are behaving go outside to "play" when
they are done eating (administrator might be willing to help cover for
this). Have a special treat for those who are behaving.