Disrespectful students…go or stay
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OK…here we are at the end of the year and I have a question for you. This year I have encountered several students who are just plain discipline problems and disrespectful to my face. Have any of you ever asked a student to not be in band the following year due to their behavior problems? I feel like I may be sacrificing the success of my band if I keep these type of students in my band just for the sake of numbers…just wondering what you guys think….
To answer your question: Yes.
If they are a problem, get rid of them. Now. If your administration will allow it, park their butts in study hall for the rest of the year and remove them. (assuming their behavior is awful)
Kids here seem to take the hint, but I have asked maybe 2 kids in 5 years to not return to our program. This doesn’t include a senior who blew off district contest…we removed her from our group as well. It quickly turns your program into something you need kids to be a part of into a program that kids WANT to be a part of.
Hope that helps.
Have you looked into if there is something at home causing this behavior? Does the student/students just want the attention even if it is bad attention due to lack of it elsewhere? I think you should explore and try to reach out to these students before you decide to kick them out. Even for some students that may pose a problem and disrespect you your program may to them be all they have. This could be just what they need.
Hope this helps!
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