Dr. Julie Antilla September 3rd, 2013 to September 27th, 2013
12.23pm September 19, 2012. Student parents are called due to misbehavior
I. As students were entering the class from the end of lunch, I noticed they were in a very hyper mood. Their voices were raised louder than usual and they were physical more active. Mr. Perez asked them to grab their math book, a white board, a sharpie and a cloth to erase with. It took the class twice as long as it normally does to take complete such task. Mr. Perez was furious and disciplined the class about the importance of following rules. As he was does so, one student in particular continue the mishap. Having already received a warning with the class, Mr. Perez sent him outside the classroom with a yellow slip. The student continued being disobedient by ripping the yellow paper and not listening to the other teachers in the hall when he was asked to not rip the paper. It was then that Mr. Perez decided he was going to make him stay inside the classroom for recess to catch up on the work he missed and call his parents to let them know of the misbehaving.
II. This incident is related to E2-Exemplify collaboration within the school. Having already been misbehaving in the lunch room, the students were disciplined when they arrived to the classroom. Mr. Perez was attempting to make the school a respectable environment by reminding students of the importance of following rules. By sending the student who continued the misbehavior out of the class, Mr. Perez was showing students the consequences of a bad behavior (Eric, 2007). Students were able to reflect on their behavior and make the necessary corrections.
III. This event relates to a chapter in A framework for understanding poverty by Ruby Payne. Payne points out, “Many of the behaviors that students bring to school are necessary to help them survive outside of school.” (Payne, 1996). It is important to emphasize to students that they have a choice to follow the expected behavior or not follow the expected behaviors. Depending on what they choose, they need to understand the consequences of their choices. While Mark did not follow the rules along with everyone else, Mr. Perez knew which steps to take when disciplining him. The class could already predict what Mark was going to face after being disobedience. While Mark received the negative consequences, a call home, the class received positive consequences, fun class activities. It is important teachers take the correct discipline with students. It builds consistency within the classroom and behavior management to follow easier (Martin and Loomis, 2007).
Jensen, Eric. (2005). teaching with the brain in mind 2nd ed. Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Martin, Jerner Martin. Loomis, S. Kimberly (2007). Building teachers: A constructivist approach to introducing Education. California: Cengage Learning.
Payne, K. Ruby. (1996). A framework for understanding poverty 4th. Ed. Texas: Aha press Inc.