180. Based on Question #48 from the same website: With a large class size, it is very difficult to see sometimes where a problem starts. How do you avoid punishing the entire class and still make sure the trouble-maker gets his punishment?

Well, the moment you know who the trouble-maker is, please, do punish (h)im/er. In a large class you may have to extend the punishment to all. Now, I truly prefer to talk about positive behavior. Thus, you may wish to punish everyone in the class, but then provide a mechanism for everyone to help improve the situation. For example, if you need to keep a class beyond the ending bell, you may wish to allow exemplary students to leave on time when the bell rings. You need to define very clearly for ALL what an exemplary student does in class. Or you may wish to tell the class what they need to do to void the class punishment: they may need to listen or do so many problems, or copy so many words, etc. If the entire class does what you require to void the punishment, the entire class may leave when the bell rings.


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