Poor grades. Lack of enrichment. No communication. IEP or 504 Plan non-compliance. Behavior issues. With so much going on at school, it can be easy to blow your top. And that is the exact opposite of what you should do. Losing your temper at school or with teachers doesn’t solve any problems. Plus, it can […]
Your school experience last year seemed like it was headed toward World War III, on a slightly smaller scale. Between the fights about grades and the issues with behavior, you were fit to tear your hair out. Let’s just say: last year was rough!
Let’s say that a child has not picked up the redirection instructions, or has behaved inappropriately in some other way. In this case, the punishment should fit the crime AND be reasonable. Children, especially young children, make no connection between action A and consequence B if they are unrelated. For example, forgetting homework and missing recess. Homework and recess are unconnected. The child might suffer some momentary discomfort because of missing a preferred activity, but might not understand fully that the homework caused the punishment.
There are as many classroom management techniques out there as there are teachers.
Ok, so this might be a bit of an overstatement, but it is pretty close. Every teacher has her own particular style of classroom management. Sure, there are a few major types, but each teacher makes it his or her own.
The worst has happened: your child is in trouble at school. What now?