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<< One school I worked at allowed us to send a disruptive older
student to sit in with a young elementary class as a time out --
(pre-arranged with the elem teacher, of course) Embarassment sometimes
Liz in rural NY >>
This is a policy in my school . I can remove habitual offenders from the
classroom IF they are ausing loss of learning time, and I have used it and
it works wonderfully for Middle School. The 4th and 5th Grade teachers in the
elementary division put these kids to work... They hate every moment of it.
Of course, I use it only when all other measures fail. They also get an
assignment to do, as homework.
Teacher attitude is the most important thing! I EXPECT my classroom rules to
be followed. Yet, I have fun in the classroom and the kids can't wait to
come. They know there is a time for conversation, a time to work, and a time
to laugh. If they whine about something they have to do..they know they have
5 seconds to do their whining! ("Waaaaaaa! -Middle School adolescent trait;
they can't help it).