Friday, January 20, 2012
The beginning of January has been tough from a disciplinary stand point. My students continue to test me every chance that they get. The difference now is that I am starting to win a few of the battles. I know where to send them and with which slips of paper and what to write in their correspondence notebook so I no longer fumble when I should be firm. In the last two weeks I have written up two kids for insolence, two others for lying to me, four others for cheating on tests, and one for disturbing class. I have also made an entire class write "I will not talk when the teacher or a classmate is talking" twenty times. I let a boy slide who used the verb "sauter" to say that I had skipped his name when calling the roll simply because I did not want to put in writing that he had actually said that I had f^#*ed him. Jeez! What will they think of next? I'm afraid to ask!
Posted by Margaret Sullivan at 12:47 PM