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discipline & behavior

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Nov 05 2000 - 08:26:31 PST


In a message dated 11/5/00 9:21:30 AM Central Standard Time, djash@ibm.net
writes:

<< . When they report for the
detention they must fill out a paper of questions on discipline and
proper behavior in the art room, how they can improve, how participation
effects their grade, etc. >>

I take their noon recess and since I have lunch duty can actually do two
things at once
as they sit at several tables apart in the lunch room writing discipline
sheets (some found on web)
Yesterday one of my infamous fifth grade boys was asked to fill out his think
sheet and the last two questions were l. How can I change my behavior so that
I will stay out of trouble. HIs answer - A. Have the teacher fired. 2.
What can the
teacher do to help you stay out of trouble. HIs answer - A. The teacher can
quit.
When his mother was called to arrange after school detention I read his
answers to
her and she said "well I told you before he does not like you " (family going
through
a bloody divorce). I said "He doesn;t have to like me - he does have to be
respectful
and he is not respectful he is constantly rude to my face." She agreed to
the detention. Our counselor (a wonderful one) has a special group she is
forming for kids whose parents are divorced or going through a divorce. She
says it has helped
so many troubled kids see that they can survive without acting out in school.
I have high hopes - yikes again. Roberta