Day 138 (of 188) reward the rat
so….a student stormed out of the classroom…..really mad. Went to the library, hood pulled low over his face. I was right behind him thanks to a quick text from his teacher.
Was he frustrated about the class work? Nope. Noise? Nope.
He was mad because another student was a rat. The other student had pointed out that he had a set of headphones from our computer lab. (Old lab with some older programs that can be rather loud when 24 are all on different screens) – but that plan doesn’t work if the headphones are missing.
But he was MAD that he was “ratted out”. Even though I pointed out that the student actually helped us by getting him OUT of trouble (by stealing them and taking them home). We talked a bit about word choices. He was mad because his attempted ‘poor decision’ was thwarted. And if students are “rats” for helping prevent things ‘walking away’ then I will reward the rat…every.single.time.
As Dumbledord said…