LOL, cavey, I'll try to overcome my shy streak. I'm wondering if
my natural response to these situations is old-fashioned. I'm
wondering if I'm out of the loop. It seems to me that these 2
boys need to take responsibility for what they did.
1. As my husband said about the arm swinger, if he were an adult
driving and hit something/someone, would it be acceptable to say
the solution would be to give him more personal space?
2. Does crying signal learning?
I don't understand the connection between what the kiddos did and
what came of it. But I think that's me. I am beginning to think
I must be too harsh to think that they both needed to admit they
made a mistake and receive a small "punishment" (eg, missed recess
or note home). Our admin sees these incidents as an "opportunity
to support" students. I believe that's admirable, but I wonder
what they learn. I wonder if they think, "Well, that's okay then."
Am I making sense? Can you tell management is not my field?
On 3/04/11, cavey wrote:
> Okay, Judy, what's up with this? There is more to this story.
> Spill your guts girl. Sounds like an ongoing thing that you
> are stewing over.
> On 3/01/11, judy5ca wrote:
>> 1. During music (I was not there), one of my boys was
>> swinging his arms (not part of music class) and hit another
>> boy in the mouth with a clenched fist. I'm sure it was
>> unintentional, but the principal's response was to say that
>> it was an accident and the arm-swinger should be provided
>> more personal space.
>> 2. One of my boys said "F.U." to another boy because a third
>> boy told him to. The principal talked to him and said he
>> cried so he had learned from the experience.
>> Do you think these situations were handled well?
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