Thursday, 25 September 2008

Tuesday 2nd September - the naughty board mark II

Tuesday morning sees J getting back on the naughty board……. albeit with about half the class. He had stopped to talk to a chum at the adjacent school on the way in, and, having left the house in plenty of time, had made himself late. So this is what they mean about being strict with punctuality (but at least he’s not alone).

I’m not sure what to make of this naughty board business – it seems like negative reinforcement of bad behaviour, but on the other hand, punctuality is an important discipline both in school and the workplace. Let’s be honest, the majority of J’s class will be in the work place in 6 years, and no one ever got a gold star for turning up to the office on time.

I’m beginning to wonder if we should keep a supply of finished, nice colourful pictures, to give to the teacher to get J off the naughty board, but then realise that perhaps that’s giving J the wrong message…….!

Another nice colourful picture, and he’s off it again, with a vow to leave the house 15 minutes earlier in the mornings. Phew.

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