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I am noticing a trend at the high schools I sub for. Students this past year have been playing cards and dice games when they are supposed to be doing in class work. It has become a real problem. As much as I have tried to tell them to put these things away, they just pull them out when they think I have stopped paying attention to them.

Was not really sure where to post this. I do leave notes for the teacher, however yesterday I saw one kid get the cards from a cabinet in the room.

Is this just my district or are you noticing this and what are you doing to stop this? Thanks in advance

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AZsub 08-03-2019 08:32 AM

Students playing cards and NOT doing work. I am a sub so I left notes for teacher. Unfortunately, no seating chart so did not know their names.

This was trending at multiple schools last year.

GoodEnough85 05-24-2019 09:58 AM

of things for me--

Do they have the work done? Is it supposed to be turned in that day?
Are they gambling? is money or other bets involved?
Are they disturbing others?

If there are quiet, their work was done and there was no money involved, I would probably allow it. Obviously, if they were the teacher's cards, she has allowed it at some point.

Ima Teacher 05-24-2019 08:53 AM

Many, many years ago there were some students at the high school where I worked who would play cards whenever there was a sub. I took the cards and left them for the teacher.

AZsub 05-17-2019 04:14 PM

I am noticing a trend at the high schools I sub for. Students this past year have been playing cards and dice games when they are supposed to be doing in class work. It has become a real problem. As much as I have tried to tell them to put these things away, they just pull them out when they think I have stopped paying attention to them.

Was not really sure where to post this. I do leave notes for the teacher, however yesterday I saw one kid get the cards from a cabinet in the room.

Is this just my district or are you noticing this and what are you doing to stop this? Thanks in advance




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