Re: Accountability :~)
- Subject: Re: Accountability :~)
- From: Gloria Pipkin <gpipkin@I-1.NET>
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 18:10:52 -0600
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
- Sender: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
Here's a resolution from the National Council of Teachers of English on condemning the use of writing as punishment:
----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Davis
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 6:03 PM
Subject: Accountability :~)
It's gotta just be Alvin......every day is so amazing.
Katie (my daughter-7th grade) handed me a copy of a sentence she had to write in her math class today. they were going over TAAS prep material titled: Middle Grades MATH tools for Success Course 2 TAAS Practice Workbook. The kids got to talking instead of listening. I asked Katie why and she replied, "Because it's stupid". and further explained to me that the kids get terribly bored and want to put their heads down. they are disciplined for doing so and given detention. the teacher must have lost it and told the kids to get out their pens and four pieces of paper and write the following sentence over and over for the rest of the class period. katie said the teacher got the results she wanted cuz it got quiet for a little while and the teacher had them put the paper to the side to attempt to continue to teach this taas prep. the kids started talking again and so she resumed the writing punishment. katie did say she only got thru four or five copies...so i don't estimate too much time was spent on the punishment. i just thought it was interesting.....
here's the sentence: (the kids were told this was for a grade too :~)
"Ms. Leggett did her best to help us prepare for the TAAS test on Wed. but we could not control our talking to let her teach. We are rude and disrespectful."
I'm sure this was as effective as my conference with the Athletics Director, Coach and Principal today!!!!!
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