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Re: A big problem

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Lily Kerns (cwkerns)
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 06:54:49 -0600

>>>>O.K. everyone--
Here you are in your classroom, o.k...and one smart aleck kid says',"I don't
have to do what you say!" What do you teachers say to that kid? I'm
so of course, I get into those infamous power struggles.<<<<<
Agree with the kid. Tell them, "Yes, they do have a choice. You respect
choice. As a teacher, you choose to teach and not argue. Please go to the
principals office right now, (so and so will escort you) and explain your
choice to the principal. Good bye".
Yeah, I had that happen too--only this was one of the school board members
kids...he added "My dad told me I didn't have to!"
The Superintendent's solution--set him at a desk in the hall--where all the
HS students went by. He had a ball. Sup't didn't get sued or dismissed.
Bad year for the rest of us.