About how those students end up occupying a disproportionate amount of our teaching time versus the students who totally follow instructions and remain on task. We feel--no, we KNOW--the classes would skyrocket forward (certainly by spring semester) if those handful of students were simply gone from our class.
I'm not trying to be mean or dismissive of students who struggle--this isn't skill-based. It is simply to not hold back the students who try.
Does anyone have a sanctioned system of moving students out of beginner band by spring semester that aren't following the class guidelines/policies?
For instance, maybe in the beginner band handbook, there is an outline for this: 5 demerits, let's say, means the student is out of band by end of December. And, like the school discipline policy, maybe 2nd demerit means a parent phone call, 3rd demerit means parent visit, 4th demerit means something else.
Before we begin creating the wheel on our own, we wanted to find out what other programs are doing that is FAIR and that works, and that isn't litigious for goodness' sakes. What do you do that works?