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punishment

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Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99)
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 17:57:06 -0400


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I feel for Bluestruth. My school is considered the last stop before =
jail for many of my kids. We may might as well as consider ourselves as =
an alternative education program, even though we are not trained or =
treated as such. Because of our student population, profanity and poor =
behavior is like second nature to these students. What I have done to =
combat the endless battle is instituted the marble rule. For every good =
thing a class does, marbles are put into the jar. For every bad thing a =
class does, marbles come out of the jar. Every now and then I check the =
jars. The class who has the most marbles gets some kind of reward - free =
art, movie (age appropiate), fun day, listening to the radio ( things =
like that).
Right now I have a class which makes me need to have a margarita =
every now and then. What I have done with them is documented everything. =
Once a month, or when their parent comes in, I pull out the file and =
show the parent what the student has been (has not been) doing. For =
those who have large class loads, this would be more time-consuming than =
anything. Also, I have worked out an agreement with another teacher. =
When a student swears, we walk down to the office and call home. (The =
other teacher steps in for a moment and watches my class.) I have the =
student tell the parent what he or she said and I follow up with the =
rules of the class. This has worked tremendously. However, our building =
is very small, so I can do this. Another thing I have done with this =
class is had the students read about artists instead of creating art =
when students "choose" not to work. It worked for some students.
Of course, there are so many issues at hand, I try to pick the most =
irritating behaviors (profanity, disrespect, irresponsibility) and =
enforce the rules as far as I can.

Jennifer in Michigan

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    I feel for = Bluestruth.=20 My school is considered the last stop before jail for many of my kids. = We may=20 might as well as consider ourselves as an alternative education program, = even=20 though we are not trained or treated as such. Because of our student = population,=20 profanity and poor behavior is like second nature to these students. = What I have=20 done to combat the endless battle is instituted the marble rule. For = every good=20 thing a class does, marbles are put into the jar. For every bad thing a = class=20 does, marbles come out of the jar. Every now and then I check the jars. = The=20 class who has the most marbles gets some kind of reward - free art, = movie (age=20 appropiate), fun day, listening to the radio ( things like=20 that).
    Right now I = have a=20 class which makes me need to have a margarita every now and then. What I = have=20 done with them is documented everything. Once a month, or when their = parent=20 comes in, I pull out the file and show the parent what the student has = been (has=20 not been) doing. For those who have large class loads, this would be = more=20 time-consuming than anything. Also, I have worked out an agreement with = another=20 teacher. When a student swears, we walk down to the office and call = home. (The=20 other teacher steps in for a moment and watches my class.) I have the = student=20 tell the parent what he or she said and I follow up with the rules of = the class.=20 This has worked tremendously. However, our building is very small, so I = can do=20 this. Another thing I = have done=20 with this class is had the students read about artists instead of = creating art=20 when students "choose" not to work. It worked for some=20 students.
    Of course, = there are so=20 many issues at hand, I try to pick the most irritating behaviors = (profanity,=20 disrespect, irresponsibility) and enforce the rules as far as I=20 can.
 
Jennifer in=20 Michigan
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