Yes, dear readers, there is a double entendre in the title. I am really mad with my students. My male students to be exact.
What’s the problem, you ask?
They won’t go to the restroom during Recess & Lunch!
I tell them ahead of time to use the restroom, but without fail, as soon as they come up to the classroom, they ask to go to the restroom.
Before anyone comments, Yes, I used to take them to the restroom right after Recess & Lunch. With the key word being used to.
I would stand outside the bathroom with a timer, timing them with military precision. But, even with all that, it still took up a fair amount of time because there is a very delicate balance I have to strike. You see, if student A goes in, then I can’t send in student B. However, student A always has to go first because he has a medical condition and he can take all day. So, everyone will have used the restroom except student B. Because if I send him in there there is always some kind of incident-whether it’s verbal or physical.
So, needless to say, I stopped taking them since it took up so much class time and caused so much confusion and noise outside the Kindergarten classes.
So, back to the lecture at hand. I need to get them to use the restroom on their time, not class time. I don’t want to make them have an accident, but this is frustrating. I want to be flexible and go with the flow, but they completely take advantage of that. What can I do to stop their flow? (Pun intended)
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