Presentation on theme: "What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! By John McCullum."— Presentation transcript:
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! By John McCullum
Summary John John –Student teacher –Attempting to review in a fashion different from that of the regular teacher Richard Richard –Begin fighting with another student –Continues problematic behavior after being confronted and getting administration involved
Issues Unknown Behavioral Problems Unknown Behavioral Problems Ethnic Divisions Ethnic Divisions –Students formed groups accordingly Academic Divisions Academic Divisions –“All the smart kids were in one group” Richard and Chris Richard and Chris –Argument erupts from each end of the spectrum Chris is a high achiever, Richard is a low achiever Chris is a high achiever, Richard is a low achiever –Chris escapes!!
Actions Punish Chris Punish Chris –Show Richard behavior is not acceptable to help with his problem –Teach Chris how to back down or let it go Seek Help Sooner Seek Help Sooner –Ask other teachers and administrators about Richards behavior –Consult administration about the repeated threats Punish Neither Child Punish Neither Child –Allow the incident to go unchecked
Knowledge The knowledge needed would be the previous history of Richard The knowledge needed would be the previous history of Richard More teaching experience More teaching experience Better understanding of Richard’s type of behavioral problem Better understanding of Richard’s type of behavioral problem
Perspectives Richard Richard –Does not understand why Chris did not receive the same treatment –Is ready to “fight to the death” for what his mind is telling him Chris Chris –Defending himself John John –Two disruptive children –Wants to regain control so other students can learn
Consequences Punish Chris Punish Chris –Chris may become a further problem when the two boys meet in detention. Seek Help Sooner Seek Help Sooner –John learns about Richards problem sooner –Administration records the outburst and seeks further help for Richard Punish Neither Child Punish Neither Child –Richard and Chris fight again Next day Next day Outside school Outside school –Behavior goes unchecked Appears acceptable Appears acceptable