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Fenwick
 
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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A fundamental problem with clip charts, color cards and the like is they are public. Discipline should be private; between the teacher and student. Public discipline often backfires as students seek revenge for be called out in front of peers. From the student's perspective they and classmates have to sit and stare at the "Wanted" posters. Anyone entering the room - student, teacher, parent, principal - will know instantly who is "bad" and who is "good". And from this flashy neon, "Look everyone. These are the bad kids", a teacher will try to build positive relationship?

In addition an effective discipline system should "reduce" the teacher's workload. Keeping track and clerical should be zero or close to it. If you are running around moving clips, charting, notifying parents etc. the system will wear you down and effect your ability to be the same caring person every day. If the school was really on top of things they should issue new running shoes at the start of each school year.
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