I like to set the precedent for safe and responsible behavior in my classroom laboratory from day one. After my students have been taught proper laboratory safety rules and conduct, they are expected to follow those rules and procedures (including cleaning up!) from then on out. I introduce these Lab Misconduct Tickets the first couple of weeks of school and I issue them as needed!
The left side tickets are for the offender. The right side tickets are for the teacher to keep as a record. I keep a stack of these tickets in my desk and I am not conservative about issuing them at the beginning of the school year! Usually a quick 5 to |0 minute detention does the trick. Alternatively, you could also have a student call home to explain his/her behavior, write an apology to you or another student, or come to school early to help you clean or set up a lab. Use the blank ‘you owe’ line to write in a consequence if it is not a detention.
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