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MrsPhysics MrsPhysics is offline
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I donít get it either
Old 10-23-2018, 05:26 PM
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I usually teach HS but now 2/3 of my day is at MS. I am used to apathetic high schoolers, but typically those students donít bother anyone else, and they do receive the consequence of not getting the credit and needing to take summer school.

What I am seeing this year in MS is astounding to me! I have students who have had as many days in ISS and OSS as in the classroom. And thank goodness, because they are so disruptive to the classroom environment that I find it hard to teach at all when they are there. My colleagues and I were just remarking in how many we have who are failing too.

I know that most parents are trying their best to be good parents, but it really frustrates me to see kids who are in trouble still playing on their phones and talking about gaming with their friends. My kids know that if they ever got in trouble they would be grounded from technology for a long time! That may have something to do with why they never get in trouble...

Reminds me of a while back, I had a really difficult 8th grader who kept getting in trouble all year for more serious offenses. The school had a big trip to DC that he was unable to go on because the rule was 5 serious write-ups and you were out. His parents decided they felt so bad for him that they pulled him out of school for the entire week before the trip (so that he missed even more school) so that they could take him on an identical trip themselves. I cannot believe that they didnít let the school consequence stand!
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