inmytree wrote: pandora wrote:
you act as if you were there....my guess that the award was given in jest...and the child and the class thought is was funny...if this kid doesn't learn to A) take a joke and B) do her homework she won't have a very productive future...
I get the sense you're personalizing this...
Only read the article
but yes I have a keen sense for standing in the moment...
this one kind of jumps right at ya though.
I never liked jokes at the expense of others ...
just me I guess
really never liked Don Rickles either ...
someone's jest can be another person's pain.
How about she learns to do her homework the good old fashioned waywith rewards.
Reward the right behavior and be sure there are adults supporting
the child not tearing them down, insuring success in a thoughtful way.
we finally agree on something...don rickles was not funny....
this kid was also enrolled in the afterschool homework program...and still didn't get her work done...something needed done...I don't think it was as humiliating as you make it out to be...and for me, I'd rather this child be taught this lesson now vs. later...life's hard sometimes...this child had to learn one way or another...
Yes, something needed to be done...
notify the parents.
A phone call, a parent teacher conference, an email from the teacher to the parent.
This was so far off target of what a teacher should do to a child, it's ridiculous to me.
Why do you assume the only way a child will learn to do their work is by humiliation,
ridicule or bullying?
So in the after school homework program no one saw she was not doing her work?
How about when a parent came to pick her up... nothing said?
My kids went to after school program and got a conduct sheet each week so
I new just how they were doing on all levels.
This 20 years ago and here in the south where so many
assume our schools aren't as good.
We had open houses a number of times throughout the year
along with semester parent teacher conferences.
This principal didn't even take responsibility for the teacher, their teacher.
My feeling the communication here sucked between school and parent,
perhaps between parent and child...
and the child is the one suffering.
It is at home that homework is done with the aid of parents, to insure success.
It is here that rewards are given for a job well done and it is at home
that penalties are given if the work is not done. No bullying is needed.