SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School Part VI: The Doody Has Hit the Fan

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School Part VI: The Doody Has Hit the Fan

With what metaphor do I use to describe the state of The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School? The proverbial shit has hit the proverbial fan? The wheels of The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School are coming off? Turn off the lights, The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School is over, all good things must end?

The first sign on the poop hitting the fan came several months ago when students were kept away from the room in which they can hit and kick the Bobo doll so they can feel better about themselves instead of owning up to their disruptive and destructive tendencies. Apparently it was deemed more worthy for students to create make believe feel good worthless acting projects, or finger paint, or to play board games, or just running out of class and being rewarded with ice cream. Oh, and candy.

There was a near riot last week at The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School. It was inevitable. This was bound to happen. Some say what triggered the near riot was what could be called a gang assault. But not to mind, all is well. All is happy.

It never had to come to this. Sadly, The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School has been using the discipline code suggested on these pages 4 years ago, though with one caveat. The dreaded card system of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in which when you do good you get a green then a blue card, and when you are a bad child you go from yellow to red.

So what if this has been proven to be a disaster at The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School.

So what if this system of rewards has a plantation "the massa or the missus" type of mentality.

So what if the Assertive Discipline advocated and found by Lee Canter works.

So what if the rewards promised through this bogus card system don't work because the students want instant gratification, the rewards now, not when the accumulate enough "credits."

It is all about taming, sublimating, those great unwashed boys and girls of color. Because only the great white hype in their own mind knows what is best.

So what if the problems that started in September were stopped then and there, the shit flying now would not be happening.

But of course, all the children must come to The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School to be happy, for they all come from unhappy homes (BIGOTED THINKING!!). School is a happy (puke) place.  Just an aside, my 6th grade son has no business being happy in school. He is there to learn. Sorry. That is reality, that is how it is.

But if students are supposed to feel happy at The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School how can you feel happy when you feel unsafe?

But the men of The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School have been effectively neutered if they are not bleeding hear liberals and the flunkies are rewarded.

A student who gets in the most trouble at The Happy Good Time Emotion Response Place and School shared something very interesting with The Crack Team. This student, Chaim Rosenberg, said "the teachers are too nice." What does that tell you?

1 comment:

Mr. Portelos said...

My second month of teaching a student did a shot of whiskey in my class. He was sent to assistant principal's office. He came back 2 minutes later with munchkins. She said it was apple juice. He confirmed it wasn't.