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I have 17 6th graders for PE/Health and there are 9 of them that are rude disrespectful and refuse to follow directions. I have taught classroom procedures over and over, making a social contract and have them fill out think sheets about their behaviors. The principal says that I have poor classroom management and wants me to observe other teachers. Over the 25 years I have been teaching this is the lst time that a principal has told me I need help with classroom management. The art specialist is also having a difficult time managing them. They think they are in charge and when I try to report the defiant behavior I am evaluated on it and called into office stating that I need help that it is not the kids that it is me. It is a know fact that these 6th graders are out of control.

Mar 30, 2017 3:20pm

students are unruly, disrespectful and they have joined together to refuse to participate principal blames teacher for their behavior.

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    • Apr 6, 2017 3:15pm

      Invite parents to sit in on them.

      • Apr 10, 2017 8:48am

        I haven't met with parents or guardians for these reasons;
        *The long term substitute (a brand new teacher) is/was overwhelmed (quit) with bad behavior and found out that he had been calling home and this particular student's dad had a restraining order against his dad ( which might explain some of this ones unrulely behavior (refusing responsible requests, talking back, interrupting).
        *The administration at one point said leave phone calling home to administration
        *I found out from attendance secretary that another was from a household with traumatic discipline practices that was removed from home and was leayliving with relative or in foster care
        *I stayed after school one day and found that I needed a translator so other matters to priority
        * There is like a cancer in that class and almost all have been influenced by the behaviors and it is so out. of control I am finding myself telling them"it's not your fault)