Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"eating crow..."

I love the imagery of that saying...

Anyway, apologized to the boy from yesterday and made a deal with him...I'm calling his parents Monday; however, what I say to them is still to be determined. If he can show me that he's willing to try to work with me, then I'll let them know that he had a bad quarter, but we're working to do better. If he doesn't, then I'll let them know that. It's on him now, and he knows it. He also knows that he can come to me if he needs a break...let's see if he does it.
We also discussed his classroom behavior. I let him know that he can have one outburst each class period, so he'd better use it wisely. Today he had one, I let him know that was it, and we didn't have a problem for the rest of the hour...He's also let me know that he will be getting a glowing note from the sub since the last one wasn't very good for him.
I was also ecstatic (although I didn't show it) to see him taking notes as I discussed the test they'd be taking tomorrow.

Day one goes down in the books as a success.


Laura said...

Right on! Expertly handled!

Ms. Gee said...

It's nice to hear from a teacher who cares about what subs have to say regarding behavior.

Vivacia said...

Hey anonymous,

I just wanted to say that I started reading your blog from just before the first day of school for you this year, and it really comforted me.

I'm two years detached from my high school experiences--now a residential advisor on my campus. I see the former high schoolers as they adjust to living in the dorm. They certainly give me a run for my money in a lot of cases (Though, for perfectly understandable reasons, I can't blog about exact circumstances). Anyway, I really appreciate what you have to deal with. I'm hoping to continue reading your blog!