Re: Student pulled from class daily
Posted by Worked for me on 2/13/2020, 9:28 am, in reply to "Re: Student pulled from class daily"
I had the student(s) sign in with the exact time they walked into my classroom. At the end of the grading period, I calculated the percentage of time they were in my classroom. Some were as little as 35%. I presented this information to my admin and supervisor, and made it very obvious regarding time OUT of class and "marked absent." They scrambled as they knew I was aware of the 90% rule . It stopped very quickly. It wasn't done in a rude manner...very informative and professional. |
No. In my bigger picture music is EQUAL to math and science. Every day a kid misses band he's getting that much farther behind his classmates. If it takes weeks!?! to get caught up, he will most definitely struggle when he returns. Now possibly the one thing he enjoyed about school makes him feel just as stressed as all of his other classes. The admin in this situation are idiots.
Look at the big picture. The real problem is that you have a student who is not doing the required work in one or more of the core classes. If the student continues on this path he/she will not be available to you to take part in many things the band does. This kind of student is a high risk for being a future dropout. If band is important enough to this student he/she has to understand that the core classes must be passed. Talk to this student and let him/her know that he/she is important to you and the band. We are not just band directors. We are educators for the total student, not just our programs.
I know it's been posted before and I'm struggling to find it on the UIL/TEA website...
What is the rule regarding students being pulled from band class daily so they can do their homework for other classes?
My AP told me students who don't complete assignments will be pulled from band until they get caught up, which could be weeks.
Any help from TYB is greatly appreciated!!!