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Behavior: don’t exit a kid if you can teach around them

Date: September 10th, 2015
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: When we send a child to the bench, it is usually located by the office. This is also the most entertaining place in the building.

So it’s a whole lot nicer for a child to be sent to the bench than to be sent back to his reading class, since reading is hard for him. Instead, he gets to listen to all the adult conversations and talk to the kid next to him.

Then, the principal plays Twenty Questions with the kid and gives him a detention.

It’s a total waste of time!

If a child can sit on the bench and wait to be seen by an administrator, then he/she can sit in your classroom and wait to be seen by an administrator.

You should not exit a kid from your classroom unless you cannot teach around them!