The committee work to develop policy norms, for device usage at school, continues. First conversations have begun for writing a contract that best supports education and community needs. (See overview below).
Be part of the process!!
Join us today (4-11-18), at noon in Marla’s room.
~ What about kids who don’t care about the rules
~ Can a contract make a difference
~ Student arrest policy
~ No one wants to be the “cop”
~ Should be one of the data points for deselection–not the decider but, used along with other behavioral considerations.
~ If deselection is a check list, appropriate phone usage could work for you or against you.
~ FYI: cell phones are not a right for anyone at Steller
~ Norm should include parents
~ “If I’m agreeing not to answer a text from mom during class; mom should agree not to text me during class”
~ We should worry about creating a norm that we can all agree to follow
~ Let’s focus on creating the contract
~ Don’t worry, at this stage about consequences. Let’s work on the norm of correct behavior
~ It has to be fair — can’t interfere with the culture of Responsible Freedom
~ To strengthen class rules for teachers that need support
~ Find positive statements for behavior without specific DON’Ts
~ A good start
~ We only use our phones during class (in or out of the classroom) when teacher has given specific permission.
~ In class, phone is used for only academic purposes
~ We refrain from using our devices during passing period
Next Week: Create contract & plan a trial run before the end of the year.