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RE: special education rewards

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Sat, 28 Sep 1996 10:31:22 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Sat, 28 Sep 1996 10:02:23 -0400 kathleen c black
<kblack> wrote:

>In response to Joanne L Vanbezooyen,
> I have an observation on a special education art class. While
>working with a student, I, as the art specialist and teacher heard a
>teacher aid reprimand another student for his lack of participation and
>general unacceptable behavior. The assistant said " Well, there goes your
>M & M treat!" It did not seem acceptable that to me that a student should
>be rewarded for behavior with a treat, let alone with candy! Any thoughts
>from anyone on this? Kathy Black
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This is not related to special ed, but..... I teach at a jr. high that is
divided into "mini-schools". I, being an art teacher, am not part of any
one mini-school, but instead rotate through each one. Almost all of the
mini-schools "reward" those students that do not earn any "demerits" by
giving them candy, cokes, etc. This is a weekly occurrence. Give me a
break. You go to school to LEARN. Good behavior is EXPECTED. I'm afraid
we are babying these kids way too much.

Just my .02 cents worth ---- Laura

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