communicate with the students one on one and things work out fine.
Also, what grade level? What kind of
Washburne Trade School, Chicago.
What were the class sizes? Is this like a high school or college --
what ages did you have? Is this a position in which one needs
certification, or not? Knowing these things helps me to understand
FYI, I'm a 7th year English/Drama/Math teacher, mostly 9th
grade, at a school with a mix of city/rural/suburban, with about
30 per class.
Sometimes the *small* injustices are easier to remedy. But actually,
I do not agree with you that this one is a *small* injustice in relation to
how our schools are run.
And while the other injustices you site are greater ones, this poster's
interest lies in improving our schools as does mine. I would rather
work on that than on any of the other issues. I leave those to others
although I may join them if I see a way in which I can help. On the many
issues involving the schools, however, I am active in trying to change
people's minds about what should be done and active in trying to affect
the local school policies. We all prioritize the issues we choose to
work on, you know.
Group punishment and in fact most individual punishments do not
work to teach our students how to become self-disciplined individuals
nor participants who are responsible for their own learning, imho.