Rude students who aren't your own

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Peregrin5, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Peregrin5

    Peregrin5 Maven

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,770
    Likes Received:
    1,004

    Dec 4, 2014

    What do you do with a student who is not one of your students, perhaps a different grade, who is being disrespectful in the hallway to either others or yourself, especially if you don't know the student's name, and it's the end of the day (and they possibly run away)?
     
  2.  
  3. dgpiaffeteach

    dgpiaffeteach Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,224
    Likes Received:
    147

    Dec 4, 2014

    I teach at a small school, so I would just go describe him/her to our secretary. We could also look at the cameras. I may also ask another student if I see one of my students I trust.
     
  4. TnKinder

    TnKinder Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    34

    Dec 4, 2014

    In my school, teachers are expected to reprimand, write up,or discipline any students caught misbehaving in the school. I wound not hesitate to speak directly with a students and issue a consequence for misbehavior/disrespect.
     
  5. AdamnJakesMommy

    AdamnJakesMommy Habitué

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    40

    Dec 4, 2014

    I ask them what team they are on (homeroom) or whatever and escort them back to their classroom.

    For example, it was the end of the day and the bell rang (and yes buses were being loaded) and this one kid came screaming down the hall. I said "whose room are you coming from" and walked him to that teacher and described what happened. I knew we had enough time before the buses left, but if we didn't, I would call the office and tell them to hold the buses for a student due to a "situation."

    If the child refused to tell me who his teacher was, I would tell him "you can either tell me who your teacher is or I will escort you to the office, tell them to hold the buses, and report it to the administrator for clear insubordination."

    Then I would walk him to his teacher (hold buses) or to the office (and hold buses).

    Another example, in the morning one student from another team was on our hall shouting something inappropriate in the hallway, I walked out there, asked him who his homeroom teacher was, and walked him over to her room. Proceeded to tell the teacher "This precious pumpkin was out of area on our hall shouting obscenities. He said "&*()&" and "(&()&*)". " She told me to right him up and that this was the last straw and now he would likely be suspended--he started shaking, and I said "will do, I will take care of it immediately." He hasn't been back since.

    Incidentally both of them were walked to the same classroom. LOL.
     
  6. Go Blue!

    Go Blue! Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,949
    Likes Received:
    17

    Dec 4, 2014

    Man, I wish I knew ... I have no answers for you OP but this is a MAJOR issue with no solution at my school.

    Reading other people's responses; I feel like I am teaching an entirely different species. Our students won't just go to the office because they are told to, let you to escort them back to class or give you a name to write them up.

    Some will just run away and I am tired of chasing kids down the halls. Others just tell us that "we're not their 'F-ing' teacher so we can get the 'F' out of their face and leave them the 'F' alone." I'm tired of being cursed at for trying to get kids to go to class, so this is a battle I refuse to have anymore unless the kid is supposed to be in MY classroom.
     
  7. HistoryVA

    HistoryVA Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    38

    Dec 4, 2014

    :yeahthat:

    I'm not very good at letting things go, though, so if a student is extremely rude/curses, I will go to security and ask them to review the tapes for that time/hall. Luckily, we do have a fantastic security team who will do that for us. Once I have a picture, I ask the rest of my department until I figure out whose kid it is and then file a referral.
     
  8. Peregrin5

    Peregrin5 Maven

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,770
    Likes Received:
    1,004

    Dec 4, 2014

    Part of why I'm punching myself is I could have handled it better. I could have asked him his name, and he MIGHT have given it to me. But the room he had just come from had a sub (which was probably why he and all of the other 7th graders were extremely squirrelly in our hall today--the normal teacher is normally very in control).

    Our interaction was very brief. He was running down the hall with his friend and squeaking his shoes. I told him to cut it out, he ignored me and continued. I followed them and stopped them in the quad, and told them that if I ask them to do something it needs to be done. His friend was repentant, he was not, and claimed his shoes made no sound (despite his obvious attempts to squeak down the hall) repeatedly, so I told him to just go. It left a sour taste in my mouth because he was being disrespectful (by talking back and by demeanor) and I didn't feel like I had any way to hold him accountable. (I can't take him to the office if he takes the bus because we aren't allowed to hold the buses--they're county buses).

    I wish I took his name and had the office call home.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. Donavon Stehr
Total: 206 (members: 2, guests: 188, robots: 16)
test