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Posted on 05/28/2012 12:21:40 PM PDT by Malacoda
The dog ate it, the computer exploded, I spilt spaghetti bolognaise over it.
School children have been coming up with excuses for failing to hand in their homework since the concept was invented.
Now a frustrated 3rd grade teacher in Tucson, Arizona, has decided to recognise the art of homework dodging by giving out a Catastrophe Award to the student who wriggled out of handing in homework the most.
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Another reason to homeschool!
But, the parent looks like just another unwed mother. *sigh* Will they never learn?
Perhaps, mom should have maintained some control in here household and with her daughter and made sure the kid did her homework.
An award for “Incompetent Parenting” should have been given to mom.
nope not mean spirited at all
the kid and the parent needs to toughen up
My 3rd grade teacher had a “hot water list”
I made the list.
Oh the Horror!
Coddling kids who demonstrate bad behavior doesn’t do them or society any favors.
Punishment of a third grader should be done in private.
The truth can be very painful.
Perhaps now she will be motivated to do her homework.
Disagree. We have gotten away from the concept of puiblic shaming at our peril.
And how do you know that this teacher had not had endless private chats with this student over this topic?
Not turning in homework? that's a paddlin'
Lying to the teacher? Oh you better believe that's a paddlin'
I know what you mean. I hate it when my puiblic gets shamed.
So you enjoy beating up on 3rd graders?
If parents would only raise their children to be more responsible, but I’m sure the parents have an excuse for that.
The teacher should also make it explicitly clear what is expected at the beginning of the year both verbally as well as in writing.
Here are a couple of other ideas.
Every time any students fail to do their homework just re-distribute a few points from the homework done by each of the other responsible students to the irresponsible ones. Make sure the irresponsible students get enough points to get As on their homework.
Or you could have all of the children do 25 push ups in class. If they refuse the students who did their homework get Fs and the one’s who didn’t get As!
The children will be so ticked off by either method they’ll put pressure on the slackers to get with the program.
Just use a bit of creativity can go a long way to academic success!
This is the same sort of parent who says of the child just arrested for murder and mayhem, “But he’s such a great kid!”
Probably had, doesn’t excuse doing this. Public schools teach kids that there are no repercussions. Fail a test? Take it again. Don’t turn your homework in on time, thats ok do it tomorrow.
Give the kid a zero if the homework isn’t done. Alert the parent and fail the kid if they don’t fix it.
I don’t think dfwgator is advocating putting students in public stocks and having other students throw vegetables at them.
For me, it comes down to school choice. Would you want your child to go to a school with teachers like this? Some would. Some wouldn't.
With tax-payer funded government schools, many people feel they have little say in the matter -- but they should. School choice would diminish the number of students who get exposed to teachers who "do it wrong" -- and would thereby help define what it means to "do it wrong".
The list of reasons keeps growing.