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Posted on October 15, 2015 9:17 pm
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uTaMaW
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Acceptable Behavior is Not What it Used to Be
Mr. Franklin is an old school style teacher who prioritizes student discipline and classroom control. In his class, students are very well behaved because he has almost total control. During unstructured time, Mr. Franklin has a hard time accepting certain behaviors that are simply allowed to pass by in todayís school. Other teachers and the administration at Mr. Franklinís school are much more tolerant and lenient of typical rambunctious middle school behaviors. How should Mr. Franklin deal with the changing disciplinary expectation in todayís schools?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 16, 2015 2:24 am

ysaZan
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As an old-school teacher who is typically in control, Mr. Franklin most likely has a traditional teacher-centered classroom. Going from that to a student-centered classroom, which comes with some noise or "life" will take time. Mr. Franklin first should start with some partner activities where he can establish expectations for students and adjust his own noise tolerance level. Eventually, Mr. Franklin can work up small groups once students shown understanding of his expectations, which may include a certain noise level of talking but certainly not yelling or throwing things.
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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2015 11:23 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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I don't think Mr. Franklin should lower his standards of acceptable behaviors. Due to the changes in society, things are certainly different than they were. They're getting worse every year, in my opinion. Mr. Franklin shouldn't get too worked up about behaviors not happening in his class, but he should continue to correct the behaviors. Some of those students are lacking a strong male figure, and Mr. Franklin could really instill some values in those students.
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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2015 12:50 pm

jyteXa
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I have the same problem at times. What is allowed in today's school was not tolerated when I was in school. My personal opinion is that he should stick to his standards and practices. Students will respect him more if they do not see him falter in his ways. Showing consistency in behavioral management is crucial in a classroom.
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Solution 4
Posted October 31, 2015 10:17 pm

apePev
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I do not feel. Mr.Franklin should feel obligated to conform and change his disciplinary plan. One of the most important things to an educator is being comfortable in his/her classroom. One thing that you do not want Mr.Franklin to jeopardize is his ability to perform his duties at a high level because he is uncomfortable in his own classroom. So, if Mr. Franklin's students are performing at a high level I see no need for a change..
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Solution 5
Posted October 16, 2015 8:54 pm

aTytyP
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I think the grade level should meet and agree as a whole on classroom expectations. IF the expectations are different from class to class for the kids then it can be very confusing and cause even more disruption.
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Solution 6
Posted February 29, 2016 1:54 am

Rachel Antis
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I believe that, as a teacher, it is very important to keep up with changing times and expectations. I think it would be beneficial for Mr. Franklin to discuss his issues with another teacher in order to gain insight into the problem and what is acceptable within today's schools.
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Solution 7
Posted October 4, 2017 8:54 pm

uSaPeL
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I think all teachers have their own methods and styles for teaching. If this works for him, it works for him and it seems like he has control of the classroom. I don't think he should worry too much about it.
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2017 2:14 am

aXejeG
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It sounds like Mr. Franklin is definitely old school in his desire for such a disciplined classroom, but what educator doesn't need discipline? Mr. Franklin should remain "strict" in his classroom rules and procedures if his students currently respect him and follow his direction-- we wouldn't want Mr. Franklin's students to become disobedient. To combat undesired behaviors in unstructured time, Mr. Franklin should first find out the current school rules/procedures in place, and then make a set of "quiet time" rules for unstructured time like that. This way, Mr. Franklin is following school rules as well as maintaining his desired orderly classroom.
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Solution 9
Posted October 9, 2016 12:27 am

uVupuz
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I would need an example of some behaviors Mr. Franklin does not accept. If the behaviors are a norm now, Mr. Franklin should consider thinking about adapting to new age behaviors. If the behaviors are disrespectful or hurting someone, Mr. Franklin should do something about it.
I would talk to other teachers and see how they feel. If a bunch of teacher feel the same way, then maybe they can present the issue to administration? If they don not, maybe the can give you advise on how to adapt.
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Solution 10
Posted October 18, 2015 3:48 pm

eQynuv
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He needs to understand that unfortunately, this is the new school. Students are allowed to get away with more than they used to. Mr. Franklin should try to adapt while not losing his edge.
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