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Aides and cell phones
Old 06-26-2019, 08:28 AM
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I teach a self-contained life skills class at a middle school.

Last year was an overall good year, but starting this school year I would like to be more firm with my classroom aides.

I now know that my principal is supportive of me when it comes to aides and my expectations for aides. In the past I have not had that from administrators and, frankly, I let a lot fo stuff go this past year just to get along with everyone.

The two best aides are on my side, but I'm worried that by cracking down on things like having cell phones out, taking breaks in our classroom, coming in late and storing their food in our (tiny) class fridge will turn them against me and make my classroom life miserable.

Does anyone have tips or suggestions for how to deal with this? It feels like trying to get a class of students under control after being too easy on them at the start of the school year.

I have been pretty good about turning school off this summer, but this issue is turning in my head and I just want to come up with a plan and move on.

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