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Posted on October 3, 2014 2:43 am
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Zafer Unal
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Playground duty
At your school, teachers must rotate once every other week with playground duty, which involves being out on the playground during
lunch time and helping to monitor the activities of students on the playground. One day on your shift right before the bell is to
ring to signal the end of lunch recess, a student from your class comes up to and tells you that Jon ( another student from your class)
is standing over in the corner and has been throwing rocks, at both the building and in the general direction of other students. As you
walk over to where Jon is you, you see that he now has a big rock his hand. You first ask Jon to put down the rock and he refuses to comply – stating “you can’t make me.” What is next?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 15, 2014 12:16 am

yLuVaz
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If Jon refused to put the rock down and said you can't make me; I would then tell him, Jon this is you only opportunity to put the rock down. You have two choices at this point. you can either put the rock down now, and we can talk about what happened, or you can suffer the consequences and speak to the principal next. You decide. That's what I would say to Jon.
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ezaDyR
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I would approach Jon and tell him to put the rock down, instead of asking him to. If he is still uncooperative. I will make two choices clear, !st choice put the rock down and we will discuss it between the two of us. 2nd choice we can take a walk down to the office where the principal and possibly your parents will be waiting for you.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 12:26 am

ypuqum
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I agree with this solution. When students are given an option that does not include their parents they are more likely to comply.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 8:44 pm

ysaWab
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I agree. Giving a student two choices can be a useful way to solve the problem.
  Posted on: February 17, 2015 2:51 pm

Jenna Herberson
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Let the student make his choice and deal with his consequences.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 6:47 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 22, 2015 10:46 pm

uGyLuD
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I would tell Jon one more time to put the rock down. I would explain what is going to happen if he decides to not listen to my request. He deserves to know what is going to happen. I would be sure that he understands the consequences and I would be sure to follow through if he decided to not listen to my request. I feel the main reason students say you can't make me is due to the fact that most teachers do not follow through.
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Solution 3
Posted October 9, 2016 10:09 pm

aMapuN
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First I would ask Jon why he does not want to put the rock down. This will allow me to understand what he is thinking and try and reason with him. The next step I would take is to make sure that all the kids are out reach from the rock so no one gets injured. If I can not get Jon to put the rock down I would have to ask for a higher authority, or another teacher to help.
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Solution 4
Posted February 19, 2015 6:55 pm

uHugyT
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I would make sure that the students are out of the way and tell one of the students to get another teacher. I would then tell John that he has one of two options, he either puts the rock down or faces the consequences. He will be in trouble either way, but the consequence will be a lot worse if he doesn't put it down.
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Solution 5
Posted October 5, 2015 12:35 am

puLaGu
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I would warn Jon of the consequences if he does not put the rock down. I would remind him that it is not nice to throw rocks towards people and this behavior is not acceptable. I would take further action by making Jon go to the principals office or calling his parents.
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Solution 6
Posted October 7, 2017 5:35 am

yPeMug
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I would tell him that being violent is never the answer, ask him to set down the rocks and possibly incorporate these rocks into an art project or something so that every time he sees them he can think of how to calmly handle anything.
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Solution 7
Posted February 17, 2015 2:07 am

aXujuH
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First, I would make sure all students are clear from the area of where Jon is at. Second, I would ask the student who told me about Jon throwing the rocks to let another teacher know where I was, so my class would have someone to watch over them. Third, I would approach Jon and ask him again to give the rock. If, he still did not wan to I would try to get closer to retrieve the rock. As I coax Jon to give the rock to me, I will discuss what the consequences are from his actions.
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