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Re: Silent Art

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Wed, 2 Sep 1998 06:01:06 EDT

Perhaps talking out of turn or too loudly is "not bad enough" to warrant a
detention. But it is rude behavior. And when the rudeness is repeated it is
definitely "bad enough" to warrant a detention. I have a system which
involves one warning, second time teacher detention, third time office
referral which will probably result in after school detention hall the first
time. When you allow "small" misbehaviors too continue, you are asking for
bigger problems. I taught middle school for a long time and one thing I
learned is that they need to have very definite limits set and enforced. It
will not stifle their creativity.