Re: Student discipline and complicit parents
Posted by dt on 11/4/2019, 4:57 pm, in reply to "Student discipline and complicit parents"
No to students assigning physical - or for that matter any - punishments. Hazing, bullying, what is the consequence if they don't do it, etc. These days people lose their jobs over this sort of stuff. Let the parent know that you will not ever consider that. Only thing I ever allowed was student leaders would have kids that were late to warmup block before a game stay after and help them straighten up the band hall after the game. Strong emphasis was on the fact that they were helping the student leaders, who all were required to stay as well as part of their job description. It was generally done in five minutes, and never got a pushback. The student leaders never have a student do anything that they are not doing right along side them. |
I had our band booster president come in for a long conversation this morning. Some people feel that there is not enough discipline in the band. Some think that students should have the authority of assign horses, laps, pushups. Talked about students wanting to transfer to another school for a better band or just quitting band all-together. Talked about the old band directors having an alternate line for the students who had marching problems. We had student leaders, including her son, miss contests for SAT or family reasons. All of this after we pulled off a 2, even though we had the most students out for no pass-no play that I have every had. Just fed up to the max.