posted on Jun, 29 2007 @ 12:39 PM
I think that students , in troubled areas especially , should be taught in a room by a computer program with large monitors. The rooms would be
outfiited withj inobtrusive cameras with audio so that if a student caused any trouble at all, any interruption of others trying to learn, adults
watching monitors , specially trained in non violent restraint techniques and with the personality to deal with situations calmly and with an eye to
defusing potential problems, would see the event from a remote location nearby and dispatch the appropriate number of trained personnel to remove the
offender(s) and not allow them to return to the class until the issue had been appropriately dealt with.
Justice delayed is justice denied. If a student knew that no nonsense and able adults were a few steps away and would quickly remove any student
that caused a disturbance , trhey would think twice before launching an attck on another kid or making trouble for others. Fights would be stopped
quickly and by those able to handle it; teachers are not trained fighters, or referee's and have no business getting in between kids that are about
Kids would soon learn that showing out would get them little attention other than that from the athorities and other students would have minimal loss
of class time from events that distract. Stiff punishments, including suspensions, should be used to convince repeat offenders that they will not be
tolerated anmd must change or leave.
Once the system is in place, I believe that a whole new perspective would be seen by the kids, and that outbursts that now cause great disruption
and attention for the perpetrators would no longer achieve that same effect any longer, thus discouraging such behavior. This system could be used
also in regular classes that have a teacher; the teacher carries a small alarm unit on his/her belt,etc. and pulls the pin when an incident is about
to occur or is occuring. Within a minute, trained and capable adults with restraint devices and a no nonsense attitude descend on the class and
immediately remove the offenders for counseling and determination of what happened and approproate punishments, all meted out and wrapped up within an
hour. Video will show undeniable proof of what transpired, and swift consequences will promote a respect for the system and a decline in incidents
Teachers should never have to lay hands on a kid ( only exception would be in self defense ) ; when students act in a way that demands such
interventions, they should always be carried out by those equipped and trained to deal with these specific areas. That way, emotions that cause
escalations do not present an issue as the interventionists are trained to react non-emotionally , and personal risk and harm to teachers and innocent
students is eliminated for the most part . Just a thought.