Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Today's Question April 11, 2012

What should teachers do if a student calmly explains that he cannot complete the work in a reasonable period of time?  

I posted this question after reading the this in the Philly Post.  The child's behavior described here is certainly outrageous. But it made me wonder what would happen if children had the option to explain to their teachers, calmly, that they simply could not finish the assignments in a reasonable period of time. Would the teachers respond by reducing or waiving assignments to make things more manageable, or would the teachers still insist that everything had to be done, even if they tried to be helpful and sympathetic. My guess is that some kids feel boxed and then act out, in unacceptable ways, partly because they have no other options. What do you think?

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