Highland Students Behavior

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No matter how many positive behavioral programs or steps a school has taken, some areas will always remain a challenge. Those areas, like the cafeteria, hallways, bus gathering areas, and playgrounds, are usually the ones that lack more teacher observation and tasks to direct student behavior. Highland High School, a 9-12 rural school located outside of Columbus, Ohio, and Lacey Elementary, a K-6 urban school, are no exception. While the schools have many areas under control, the hallways at Highland and the cafeteria at Lacey are still an issue. By focusing on consistent adult interactions to uphold behavioral expectations, better hallway and cafeteria management will result for both Lacey Elementary and Highland High School.
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They know who does not pay attention and who does. Often the “weaker” teachers are the ones the students take advantage of. Teacher relationship also makes a difference on which teachers students are more likely to take advantage of. The teachers that students value are the ones they do not want to disappoint, so those teachers are typically not the ones who have issues. Most student respect the teachers and encourage better behavior from fellow students. A small handful of students, however, do not really care about the teachers, their peers, or how their peers feel about their teachers. Those students are the ones that we have the most issues with.
When we do have problems with certain students, usually an email is sent from our principal indicating the problem student should not be allowed out of the classroom for any reason. Most of the time this works, but sometimes substitutes or teachers not cognizant of the problem fail to comply with this request. It is amazing sometimes to hear the excuses these students will have in order to get out of
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They have more adult supervision than Highland, and they too are attempting to have an orderly way of allowing students to use the restroom by using their school ID. But much like Highland’s situation, this policy is not well adhered to. It is a great system in theory, but by allowing some students to go who do not have their IDs, the system’s behavioral expectations are lost. Even though there is an administrator along with more helpers in the lunch sessions, this does not seem to influence the atmosphere of the lunchroom. Students are still noisy and somewhat rambunctious. The lunchroom adults do not seem to be very attentive or interactive with the students either. This lack of interaction would explain why students are not as responsible in this lunchroom atmosphere and why they do not listen to adults when directions are

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