I've been reading the book Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to help children develop attention and behavior skills.
I happened to pick up the book right around the time that grades were due at my school.
At the school I started working at this year there is a climate of not being content to let kids fail. This is a good idea in theory, but in reality it seems to be just passing the kids through despite the fact that they are doing little to no work.
I worry about what we are teaching these kids about life, and how much they are going to struggle in college or in a job, when they have been taught for all these years in school that they can do nothing and are still going to get credit.
The rules for Love and Logic are that:
1. Adults take care of themselves by setting limits in a loving way.
2. Childhood misbehavior is treated as an opportunity for gaining wisdom.
1. How is a teacher supposed to manage their classroom when they have disruptive students who know that they are going to pass because they happen to have an IEP?
2. What wisdom are we passing on to the kids that we work with in our no child fails climate? And how is a teacher supposed to manage their classroom when they have disruptive students who know that they are going to pass because they happen to have an IEP?