Discerning What is Best for the Student

A frequent expression in my classroom is, “It’s all about choices.”  If they bring in a mug with naked ladies taped all over the sides, they have decided to break a rule. If they made the choice, then it is on them if they have to suffer the consequence. It is not on me, and I don’t allow them to put it on me. We don’t have to fuss and scream about it. We don’t have to argue about it. It is simple. It is very quiet. It is very peaceful. All I do is write it down, they sign, and then we move on.
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