Kathleen - posted on 04/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a teacher and out of ideas for some students who continue to show disrespect to others....in particular a small group of boys. Today, they tackled two girls on the playground, one kicking a girl in the back, the other two knocked the other girl down and held her down. I was furious! They got the lecture about how to treat girls and will spend recesses out of circulation. This happens on the playground, so I'm not there. However, staying in at recess punishes the teacher as well. The last thing I want is to have them in the room with me when I have things to correct, phone calls to make, etc. By the way, they're 1st and 2nd graders. I've been a teacher for almost 30 years; I've used almost every idea I've ever had. Any ideas for alternative discipline action? I'm all ears!