Detention Work | Behavior Reflection | EDITABLE

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Mrs Spangler in the Middle
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Even though teachers work hard to make their classrooms a positive place, after other interventions have taken place there are occasions when detention is a necessary consequence for inappropriate behavior. To keep the onus where it belongs (on the student), use these compositions to help students reflect on their behavior.

These compositions are like letters for the student to copy that explain their misdeed, why the behavior is inappropriate, and how to correct it for the future. Then there is a place for the student and the student's parent/guardian to sign.

Students who have already been given an opportunity to make a better choice and a phone call home could be assigned these compositions as a "take-home" detention. There's no reason for detention to take up a teacher's time! Plus these are great for documenting your attempts to help correct a student's behavior.

There are 13 EDITABLE compositions including:

✅ Tardiness

✅ Cheating on a test

✅ Cheating by copying someone else's work

✅ Not following directions

✅ Disrespect

✅ Improper behavior with a substitute

✅ Skipping class

✅ Disrupting the class

✅ Inappropriate language (cursing)

✅ Dress Code

✅ Failure to complete classwork

✅ Failure to complete homework

✅ Sleeping in class

You'll get a copy of each of these in 2 versions: Word and editable PDF (just click edit and then edit text & images)

Please see the preview! :)


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brandy B. said, "I really like this resource. Unfortunately, discipline comes along with classroom management because students do not always use the best judgment. This resource allowed me to tailor it to my classroom and provides my students with a reflection on using better judgment."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laura M. said, "I LOVE these resources! I was able to modify it to meet the needs of my students, their parents, and my classes. I added a reflection paragraph to the end for my students to examine their own behaviors and the impact those behaviors had."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jennifer H. said, "I have duty for detention each week. These editable files gave me something for my students to do in detention that makes them reflect on their behavior."


More great classroom management resources you'll LOVE:

➡️Behavior Systems for Middle School

➡️Classroom Management Behavior Systems Bundle


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