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Date: Sun Oct 29 2000 - 12:22:57 PST

In a message dated 10/29/00 2:00:05 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< tried calm, classical music but the din is either so loud it can't even
heard, or they keep trying to change it to a radio rap station. Rather than
listen to the music they got louder and their behavior worsened. So I'm
wondering, maybe not much works for teachers new to a school that has these
types of needy, attention getting, rude students. Maybe all the advice we
implement will only work IN TIME. Do you think this is the case? >>

I must be dense or horribly naive. Are there no consequences for this type
of rudeness. No detentions? I know I've been out of the "public" loop for
some time but, has it gotten that bad?
I have some very disruptive 8th graders. when then walk in I hand them a
detention form, pre-filled for their convenience of course, They have one
shot. If I have to tell them to get back on task or stop the talking, they
complete the form and they get to spend their detention with me! One hour of
non-stop staring at the clock. Wouldn't want to infringe on their rights by
making them work it off! So I have them stare at the clock. If they break
this silience, it's
another day of detention. Those that can't stay after school, lose lunch
twice. because it;s only 1/2 and they owe me an hour. If they choose to not
show up, then they deal with the administration.( BTW, they are VERY
It takes about two detentions for them trouble makers to change.

When I went to school they called detention J.U.G.