What's your view on how behaviour students should be handled?
Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are when it comes to students that are severe behavioural problems.
I know all students are different and situations vary, but when you get one of those students who is simply out of control on a daily basis no matter what efforts are made by teachers and admin, how do you feel they should be dealt with?
My school has a handful of these type of students - they can be aggressive towards other students, defiant, distracting, rarely do any work, etc. Some of them have tried to bolt off of school property during recess, classes sometimes have to be evacuated because they start throwing things and become a danger, some can't even go out for recess because their behaviours are not safe for the others.
I'm sure most teachers have had this type of student before, where they can take up 90% of your time on a regular basis. Of course you can't give up on these students, even when you're at your wits end, but when do you think "something" has to be done because it's simply not fair to you or the rest of the class to have this type of student wreaking havoc all the time, day in day out?
The other day a parent was incredibly upset that the school was sending his son home based on his out of control behaviour - and the parent had been warned that if this happened again he would have to be sent home. However, the staff and admin agreed that something has to be done to get through to the student and parents (who think it's the schools problem to deal with), and maybe getting sent home sometimes is the solution...
In order to get students placed in a 'behaviour class' in our board, it's a very LONG and difficult process. And they can only take so many students at a time, so the wait can be a while. How does your school/district handle these extreme cases?