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He came back with a sticker
Old 01-17-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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Had to call the emergency team on a kid. I knew I was in trouble when I saw my P come and not my AP. I wrote it up right away because if I donít my P sends him right back down.

Sure enough, he was back 45 min later proudly sporting a new sticker.

I guess itís better than a sucker.


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Old 01-17-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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Do you teach at my school? That is exactly what happens all the time at my school. It is always that the child is just misunderstood. Letís put them on a behavior plan and basically make excuses and let them get away with what ever they want! Iím sorry had a bad week. Venting and your post hit a nerve. Right there with you.
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Ugh!
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Same situation here, which has just made me forego involvement altogether with administration. I've been going solo for years. I'm sorry about your situation.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:12 PM
 
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After years of working with soft hearted Ps, I figured out that since they donít see the heinous behaviors, they just want to make the kid feel better.

Itís a no win situation to expect admin to help. I just sent mine to office to give myself a break.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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I can relate.

I put a seasonal booklet of stickers in my principal's mailbox. I'm not sure if he knew who put them there.

Sometimes I just needed to see forest for the trees...


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Ugh, this is so frustrating...
Old 01-17-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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As is the new, trendy message of "If you would just work on building relationships with your students, you wouldn't have any misbehaviors." Just another way to say it's all your fault to teachers. And sure, yeah, I'll work on building my relationship with her in between ducking flying chairs...

Our kids come back from the detention room with lollipops. I can't even.
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Do you have my old P?
Old 01-18-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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LAst year a student choked another student in the classroom. We had to call the emergency team. 5 adults came. She went to the office, came back to class 20 minutes later with a granola bar. No consequences, didn't even get a phone call home.
Thankfully our new P is much better.
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What have principals become?
Old 01-18-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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They seem to be more like pals to the students. I have heard parents say proudly that they are best friends with their kids too.
It is sad, but a lot of parents and schools are teaching their kids that there are no consequences for their actions.
It seems like a lot of people are "going along to get along."
As a previous poster mentioned, I am solo as much as possible too for the same reason.
At the same time, there are some kids and behaviors that you can't go solo on especially if the student is in on a behavior plan.
I would really be unhappy, annoyed, and discouraged if a kid came back with a sucker or sticker.
Sometimes I want to announce, "The emperor has no clothes." For all of you who remember that book, just think about how it relates to a lot of our schools today.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:44 AM
 
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Our p started off doing stuff like this. It is extremely annoying. THen she did community service. Well, those behavior kids are doing things many of our non behavior kids would volunteer to help with! She is making progress. No community service as a main consequence anymore.

This year they bought a service with gumball type machines filled with junk toys. Kids earn tokens. Of course, the kids who earn tokens are kids who they are trying to encourage to do good things. Kids who always act appropriately never get a token. This week my behavior kid and a friend earned a token. The friend was so excited to go get one at the next recess. Right after recess, I had to confiscate the behavior kids reward. He will not get it back. That is typically what happens with those type of things, too. They aren't appropriate, and then don't know how to deal with a toy (put it away.) Inside myself, I had to laugh.
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Times have sure changed.
Old 01-19-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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Kids used to come back from the P humbled. Now they come back with rewards.
We have a problem like Kahlua's. The naughty kids get tokens and trinkets handed to them freely for basic expected behaviors.
Your average or above kids do not even want the tokens anymore.
They associate tokens with troubled kids. They look at you with kind of a quizzical look if you present them with one.


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Old 01-21-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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I was subbing in a self-contained classroom, grades 2-3, the other day. The AP had to be called in on a student. She spent her time playing with him. She blew up a plastic glove and made it into a balloon and played with him. Well, goodness gracious. I never would have thought to reward him for his piss-poor behavior.
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