"I don't care"
03-31-2016, 04:05 AM
Teacher: You're talking, this is your first warning.
Student: I don't care (loud enough for the entire class to hear).
Teacher: I'm writing your name on the board (2nd warning)
Student: I don't care! (shrugs shoulders, rolls eyes) Continues talking and disrupting class.
Teacher: Go to time out.
Students: I don't care. (crawls on floor to time out spot slowly, making noises as he goes. gets to time out and starts hitting the wall.)
Teacher: (Give child an action plan or assigns sentences to write)
Student: Refuses to write sentences.
What should I do? I can't send the child to the office (revolving door, sometimes literally sent back immediately.) I called the parent after class. Parent claims she'll deal with it, but this has happened many times and she never does. I teach music and only see the child one day per week for 40 minutes, so no time to talk with him or give further consequences. I have 2 new children at home and don't have time to keep him for detention. Even if I did, he is unlikely to show up and there is not consequence from administrators for missing detention.
I have tried telling him if he behaves he will get a reward after class. This hasn't worked.
Finally, this is not just this child. I have at least one of these children in 10 other classes. What do I do?