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Posted on October 3, 2014 2:55 am
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Zafer Unal
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I was walking in the hallway while classes were changing. I happened to glance to my left and two students who were a couple feet away were all over each other. I have zero experience on how to handle this type of situation and I didn't want to embarrass myself in front of students, so I chose to ignore the situation. Other students were around these students and the moment was awkward. The students did notice my presence, however they didn't know who I was; just that I had noticed them and probably looked as if I was irked.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 15, 2014 1:18 am

yLuVaz
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I wouldn't worry about being embarrassed. I would tell them, that what there doing is not aloud, and if it continues, they will be in trouble, and will have to deal with an administrator.
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ypuqum
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This is the correct way to handle the situation.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 8:48 pm

ezaDyR
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I agree, I wouldn't embarrass them, I would warn them and tell them this behavior is unacceptable and will have to go to the principals office to explain their actions.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 1:02 am

uJasuX
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Good solution. Let them know the rules and that you must enforce them.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 3:50 pm

Jenna Herberson
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You still have to be the teacher.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 6:59 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2014 4:34 pm

Michael Brown
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There is no embarrassing yourself... It is your job as a building employee to ensure that the code of conduct is being adhered to. If this was the first time I had noticed the behavior, I would jokingly correct it to make students feel at ease and see the wrong, i.e. Yelling Ewwww or telling them Santa Claus is watching them. (I've heard teachers say save room for Jesus... Poor and unethical move.) At the next notice, I would notify parents that the behavior was occurring on campus, and suggest that we as a team review with the students appropriate times to partake in such behavior. Strike three would include administration referral.
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erugyn
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I don't feel as if yelling "eew" is appropriate. I feel you can still keep it light and not be overly harsh for a first time by simply saying "this isn't the time or place" or "hey, not here". Neither of those are going too far but still a more mature way to say this.
  Posted on: October 14, 2014 6:47 pm

ypuqum
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I do not agree with this solution. If you joke the first time then it is not a warning.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 8:47 pm

uHugyT
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I don't think that's an appropriate way to address students, they will not take you seriously.
  Posted on: February 19, 2015 6:14 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2014 4:00 pm

ubavyt
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I would have confronted them but don't embarrassed many teachers experience these awkward moments. Next time address the situation and tell them what they are doing is inappropriate.
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Solution 4
Posted February 19, 2015 6:14 pm

uHugyT
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You shouldn't feel embarrassed to address the situation. The students are the ones who will end up feeling embarrassed once it has been addressed. You don't want other students to think that this type of behavior is acceptable, so it's something that cannot be overlooked or ignored.
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Solution 5
Posted February 22, 2015 2:47 am

eqeTys
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I would approach the students and let them know that this kind of behavior is not acceptable. I would also give them a warning that, if I were to see it happen again, further action would be taken: detention, phone call home, contact administration, etc. This case study doesn't give the age of the students and/or grade level, so giving age-appropriate consequences that would matter is difficult.
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Solution 6
Posted February 22, 2015 4:48 pm

ajybus
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I would approach this situation with the school rules in mind. I would inform these students that this type of behavior is not allowed in school and just as breaking other school rules the students will have to face the consequences. I think by approaching this situation with the school polices in mind rather than the social or personal aspects it will eliminate the awkwardness of the situation.
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