Originally Posted by CBrown85
Great read. Thanks for the article.
At the same time, class sizes and special needs were growing. The behavior classroom was closed and its students were mainstreamed into the regular classroom. I tried to become an expert on dealing with anger issues. I tried to learn how to help fifth graders with severe disabilities, limited mobility, and cognitive levels of very young children, all in my regular classroom now filled with 30-35 students.
This is a real problem for high school teachers. I have had students threaten to stab me, pee in my coffee, steal my watch,.... All because I wanted them to sit down or be quiet. I am not asking them to learn. Just to stop yelling or walking around. Security picks them up one day and they are in my class the next. I can't talk over the guy screaming the n-word in the back of the class.
Edit- Conversation I had with a high school student last quarter. Please forgive the foul language
deveandepot1-Can you please sit down.
deveandepot1- So we can continue reading.
deveandepot1- Can you please sit down(Stern).
deveandepot1- Last chance. (I make a gesture to the phone)
student- (He sits down) Fag
(I pick up the phone and call security)
student- Hey! What did I do.
(I don't respond)
student- I didn't do anything!
(I still don't respond)
student- Fuck, I don't care. Call your mom, you little bitch.
(security takes about 15 minutes to reach my class)
So this one student ruined the whole hour for the other 30 students.
Edit 2-FWIW he did receive a one day suspension.