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Posted on October 10, 2017 2:45 am
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SeQeLy
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Vandalism
Last week students made posters about their favorite things. The teacher hung all of the posters on the bulletin board directly outside the classroom. This morning when she walked in, 3 of the posters had been written on with foul language. How should the teacher address this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 13, 2017 2:10 am

Xaparu
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I would mention it to the classroom and see if it happens again. If it happens again I would try to find out who did it and punish them because vandalism is a crime.
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LuXaSe
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I would address the class and involve the administration so students know this is unacceptable. Explain that if they find out who the culprit is there will be punishment.
  Posted on: October 15, 2017 1:51 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 16, 2017 1:59 am

ReLeve
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Depending on the age group, I think there are different courses of action to take. I work as a paraprofessional with third graders and we recently just had a case of a child stealing all of the teacher's reward skittles. She simply had the students write whether they did or did not steal the skittles on a sticky note and hand it into the teacher. They would do this every morning until the child confessed, and until then they did not get recess or any special rewards until they did so. It worked very effectively and the student stepped forward on the first time. I would NOT make any false assumptions, but rather prompt the students to come forward on their own. Do not threaten or scare them off from coming forward, rather just let them know the whole class will be punished until they confess.
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uWureg
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I definitely thought this solution would be most effective when handling this particular situation. I like that it doesn't single out a particular student but still encourages them to admit their fault
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:39 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2017 12:30 am

eqeLeQ
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I would address the issue with the students in the classroom, to see if anyone has heard anything. If the students do not speak up openly. I would give an option for the students to write their comment on a paper and put it in a box for me to read. That way the student who did it or knows who did it, can speak up anonymously without the class knowing.
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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2017 3:58 am

zuMyJe
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Talk to the class.
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Solution 5
Posted October 15, 2017 9:13 pm

qyZeqa
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Have a serious talk to the class and if it continues send to principal.
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uWureg
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Not sure that this solution would be the most effective if the culprit of the behavior is not determined.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:41 am

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