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Posted on October 3, 2015 5:08 pm
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Qebysu
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Working in an aggressive classroom
I have been in a few classrooms in the past where the main teacher is very aggressive at points toward their students as far as discipline is concerned, examples include blanketly punishing the whole class for a individual situation and the like. How would you deal with teachers such as this?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 3, 2015 11:38 pm

Holly Ebbert
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I think it is important to point out the observation you are making to the teacher. I do believe if it is an individual problem it needs to be address individually and consequences for that individual that are appropriate. with the entire class being punished I believe students will begin to act out as a group because they feel they are going to get in trouble for correct behavior. It needs to be addressed at the lowest possible level. Another idea is have someone else observe the class and get their opinion. It might not be as bad as you see it.
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uZyvaP
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If the teacher is fairly new, pairing the teacher with a more experiened teacher can help. It should be explained to the teacher that she should model the appropriate and desired behavior for the students, and that her actions may be contributing to problems in classroom management. If the problem is not resolved, i would contact administration since the teachers attitude is not conducive to a nurturing learning environment.
  Posted on: October 4, 2015 1:54 am

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Posted October 4, 2015 2:00 am

aPazat
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The first thing that you can try is to suggest a reward system rather than punishing the students. Try to suggest "working" towards a goal such as extra compute time or lunch with the teacher. If this doesn't work, it may be necessary to talk to a team leader or principal. Follow the chain of command. Remember- you are an advocate for the students.
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rybuZy
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Exactly. Remember: you are on their side ultimately.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:30 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2015 2:31 am

aqaRus
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I would recommend to try and approach the teacher on a planning period or after school to have a discussion with how you feel. Maybe he has a reason that you do not know Or he just might not realize that he is doing so, so a friendly conversation could be just the trick.
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Posted October 16, 2015 2:23 pm

jyteXa
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This would be something that administrators must handle when it comes to another teacher. I have learned in my years of teaching to keep my practices in my classroom, others may not always take kindly to helpful criticism, especially coming from a coworker. I'm sure we have all been guilty of group punishments at some point in our careers. However, if a teacher is doing it all the time, an administrator needs to know.
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Posted October 4, 2015 5:53 pm

eDuMez
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I agree...just make sure when you bring up the topic, do not sound like you are "attacking" the teacher. I had confronted a teacher and she flipped out on me telling me "don't tell me know to do my job." That made me realize you have to be EXTRA sensitive in your approach
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Solution 6
Posted October 4, 2015 6:16 pm

HaLyvy
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It all goes back to implementing classroom rules and procedures, and making the consequences known to all of the students. I would deal with a teacher like this by sharing my ideas with him or her, and trying to collaborate a solution with this teacher. I would let them know that it may work better if you just punish the individual versis the entire classroom.
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Solution 7
Posted October 5, 2015 3:16 am

Dawn Rogers
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This behavior is not appropriate and should not happen. As a colleague I would report this teacher to administration and advise them to look into disciplining the teacher.
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Posted November 2, 2015 3:51 am

yvesat
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I don't feel that it is okay to punish the entire class for the actions of one student. This could actually cause more problems in the classroom because the students will start to cause problems with the problem student. It may be a good idea to tell the person in charge of her to have a talk with them and give advice or suggestions.
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