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"Too Many Teachers Are Getting Hit, Kicked, and
Old 12-02-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Yes, yes, yes. This shouldn’t be an expected and tolerated part of teaching. No other professional is expected to. My DH is a police officer, and even they’re not expected to endure being bitten, kicked, and scratched. If/when it happens...assault and battery on a police officer charge. What do we get? The kid expelled for a day? A time out? If we’re lucky!!!!

The one kid who continues to do this to me and my paras may possibly end my career. ONE KID and my non supporting principal are wreaking that much havoc in my professional life. My paras have already told me they probably won’t be back next year because of ONE kid.

Ugh. Sorry, didn’t intend to get on my soapbox. The article just really resonated with me.
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Teachers should press charges and file a police report. Since when should teachers act as though they are in an unhealthy abusive relationship.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:44 AM
 
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I would not tolerate being physically attacked by students. If the school can't provide a safe environment for me to teach, I would file a police report.
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I think it is the misunderstanding
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of the term "least restrictive environment."
The least restrictive environment for someone with serious behavior problems, someone with explosive anger, or emotional problems is NOT in a noisy classroom with 24+ other students.
For those students the least restrictive place would be in a quiet class with fewer others to have to interact with, with a classroom where there are teachers who could focus on their needs rather than be spread way too thin trying to provide the right things for the huge divergent needs of all 24+students. A classroom where rewards and consequences would be implemented immediately. That can not be done in a regular classroom no matter how great the teacher and aides are.


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Zero tolerance
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I agree with Travelingfar. Being physically attacked by a student is not something I would ever tolerate. I signed up to teach, NOT to be a punching bag. I would be calling the police ASAP and let the student and admin suffer the consequences.

It is long past time for teachers to stand up for themselves. So glad I'm retired and I escaped this new trend of ridiculous accommodations for kids who don't belong in a regular school setting if they can't control themselves.
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Admin throw around the term least restrictive and forget the word appropriate which is also in the law. Teachers need to read up on their rights and the law and stop being a doormat"for the children."
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I taught in an autism program
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with locked living units and locked classrooms with multiple teachers, aides, and the ability to call for additional help when students became violent.

THAT was the documented least restrictive environment for the students' safety and education.
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