Posts Tagged ‘disruptive students’

Flunk ‘Em All?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

RE: Classroom Protocol — Text Messaging, Cell Phoning. Computers in the Classroom. ADD/ADHD. Tourette Syndrome. Paranoid Schizophrenia. Et. Al.

Inspired by a discussion on the Hunter-Listserv several weeks ago about students plunking away on laptops in classes, the following was to be posted on the Hunter-L listserv the first week of classes but I changed my mind. I see no point. I think I’ve pretty much exhausted whatever value that listserv held for me. Nevertheless, what I’ve would have posted if I hadn’t changed my mind …

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The Perils of Bovine Text Messaging: The Issue That Continues Needs to Be in Context

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Giving Tricia Orlando her due, contextually, that is.

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MEDP 299.47 Pushback, Fall, 2009 – Part VI: The End

Friday, February 5th, 2010

RB: This was to be a comparatively long narrative about a 30-40P student, a CUNY Macaulay Honors College student, who fails MEDP 299.47 for being serially disruptive for most of the semester despite repeated warnings from the instructor.

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part II

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Pushback can range from physical threats & menacing behavior to moderate passive aggressive behavior (such as, I dare you to make me do the assignments) to the negligible. Extreme, never to be tolerated; moderate, up to a certain level until it threatens to fuel rebellious anticipation of 30-40Ps; negligible, hardly worth mentioning (a little slack shouldn’t hurt but don’t tell that to 30-40Ps and the Colleagues who support them).

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A Mid Semester Report (of a Sort) for Spring, 2009

Monday, March 16th, 2009

A quickie: Not one student has whined nor snarled nor pleaded that he or she can’t or won’t do assignments because:

  • the assignments interfere with his/her internship.
  • the assignments interfere with his/her job.
  • h/s doesn’t want to do them.

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