Posted: Nov 25, 2015 5:16 pm
by Strontium Dog
crank wrote:No, you're just wrong, you are expecting behavior from kids that aren't the way kids behave. They don't give a shit what you expect of them here, they're going to view anyone ratting another student out as a weasel, a rat, whatever, and it;s likely to go very hard on them afterwards. If you don't see that, you're not being a good teacher, you're demanding behavior that isn't in the students' best interest.

Given a choice between grassing up their classmates and taking the detention, a student in their best interests is going to take the detention. It's not worth being labelled as a grass for the rest of your school life, and I speak from experience.

This whole thread actually makes me wonder whether the OP actually attended school himself.