teacher (bad kid box)
sad sally

Elkins, WV

#1 Jan 8, 2013
just read a story on yahoo i will post below :
Its sad that things like this happen in our state.

A teen student was put in a bad kid box as a cruel method of punishment by a teacher at a Parkersburg, W. Va. school, Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Jan. 8. The box was labeled "bad kid fort" for behavioral issues 15-year-old Caleb Richards exhibited. He was singled out for this means of humiliating punishment. Other students faced more dignified discipline by being sent out of the classroom.

The boy's parents -- Beth Dean and Jeff Richards -- said the social studies teacher embarrassed their son.

"Instead of sending him out of the room or any other myriad of options, she fashioned a large cardboard box and placed the box around his seat, completely enclosing him, in front of 30 of his peers," Dean told the news source.

What makes this ordeal further upsetting is the teen with special needs already had problems with self-esteem.

"This did not help and destroyed the years of counseling and encouragement we have provided to make sure he has a good self-image," Dean added.

The student was placed in the box for approximately 15 minutes at a time.

The school downplayed the incident until another student took a photo of the bad kid box. Now the school system and child protective services will have a meeting over this situation.

Caleb's parents are proud of their son for handling the bad kid box punishment as well as he did. He managed to get through the humiliating experience before his classmates. This draws attention to the fact teachers need to be well-trained in learning how to appropriately manage those with Asperger's -- or any form of special needs disorders.

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#2 Jan 8, 2013
Killer Bees

Buckhannon, WV

#3 Jan 9, 2013
Wow we are raising a bunch of entitled pussy's in life anymore. We can't discipline anyone anymore and when did low self esteem become a disability? They should just let him pull down the rest of the class with his distractions. Poor little Johnny's feeling can't be hurt everyone on has to be happy. Sounds like a future welfare recipient to me.
huh

Buckhannon, WV

#4 Jan 9, 2013
Aspergers is a form of Autism "killer bees". Maybe you should read more carefully.
Chris

New York, NY

#5 Jan 9, 2013
They should have whooped dat boys ass and he wouldn't have these ass burgers you talk bout
mee

Bridgeport, WV

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Chris wrote:
They should have whooped dat boys ass and he wouldn't have these ass burgers you talk bout
You are stupid.
Just Saying

Bronx, NY

#7 Jan 9, 2013
These attitudes are exactly why we have an angry society. Where is the compassion for those with disabilities? The worst part of it is that these are supposed to be adults who are talking this way.

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Since: Jul 11

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#8 Jan 9, 2013
If the student did not have special needs, I would have applauded the teacher..
King Kong

Buckhannon, WV

#9 Jan 9, 2013
Sounds to me like the parents need to be held accountable and if the kid can't do what is needed in class then they pull him or her out of class and keep them at ome or find someplace to put them. But that is not how it works the parents see it as a free baby sitter for them.
averagejoe

Roanoke, VA

#10 Jan 9, 2013
Welcome to no child left behind where special needs kids are dumped in regulatory classrooms to disrupt and slow down the regular children.
Bucknite

Buckhannon, WV

#11 Jan 10, 2013
MaddEyez wrote:
that is just horrible
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vvg6BA6NX_oXX
. You don't know the correct and whole story ! Think before you post !!!
more to it

Rupert, WV

#12 Jan 10, 2013
there was more to the original article i read tjhat wasnt posted here by the original first poster of this topic this child has autisim and to killer bees he cant be discliplined like other children as he has probems different and by a disorder even doctors do not fully understand. also first article writer felt the teacher demeaned and ostracised and bullied the child.-in front of others-which is in no way acceptable for ANY teacher to do to ANY student. she is to protect this child and provide him an education not try to parent him or disclipline a child suffering from a disorder she clearly knows nothing about. why arent teachers given acceptable standards to training for learning disabilities today? and if they are and they cant handle a learning disabled student should they really be in the schools as a teacher?
oh my

United States

#13 Jan 11, 2013
I have to wonder how disabled this child was. Did he have an understanding of right and wrong? Could he understand the concept of there being a "punishment" for the "crime"? There are several levels of disability. I just wonder when our society adopted the disabed equals intitled rule.
sad sally

Elkins, WV

#14 Jan 11, 2013
more to it wrote:
there was more to the original article i read tjhat wasnt posted here by the original first poster of this topic this child has autisim and to killer bees he cant be discliplined like other children as he has probems different and by a disorder even doctors do not fully understand. also first article writer felt the teacher demeaned and ostracised and bullied the child.-in front of others-which is in no way acceptable for ANY teacher to do to ANY student. she is to protect this child and provide him an education not try to parent him or disclipline a child suffering from a disorder she clearly knows nothing about. why arent teachers given acceptable standards to training for learning disabilities today? and if they are and they cant handle a learning disabled student should they really be in the schools as a teacher?
as far as i knew that was the entire story, I copied that from yahoo so maybe they did not put the entire thing in there. thank you for adding to the original post.
teacher

Roanoke, VA

#15 Jan 12, 2013
No child left behind dumps special needs kids in regular classrooms. Regular ed teachers have zero qualifications to deal with disabilities. When you have 20-40 students in a class that renege from gifted to mentally impaired...... basically its an impossible situation for anybody to reach their potential. I've had students severely impaired in my room that screamed for the entire class. Students with disabilities are uncomfortable and the other students are frustrated or bored.

75% of my time is spent dealing with special needs or behavior issues. I wish we had a program to bring in community members so they could see the issues first hand. Honestly, the system has failed, and without major reform we will continue in the downward spiral.

Teaching is the hardest job I've ever had. Nothing in college prepares you for these challenges. I work 6 days every week, and summers are spent revising, researching and taking classes. I knew what my pay would be when I decided to teach. So I have never complained. However, if I figure out my hourly wage its not even minimum wage. I decided to teach because I thought I could make a difference. I'm sure I have but if you teach for the right reasons the frustrations really get you down. If the system wasn't so flawed there would be so much more you could do for the kids. I feel for the teacher. I hope it wasn't a young teacher without a clue how to deal with the public school disaster.
Hmmm

Grafton, MA

#16 Jan 12, 2013
Great post, teacher. This the fourth thread I've seen today in which parents are making a fuss over one teacher or another, and I think teachers deserve applause for the nonsense they put up with daily. You do a great job, considering the frustrations.

GOOD teachers can be, and have been, driven out of the public schools and have taken cuts in pay to fill positions in private schools where conditions actually allow them to be teachers. Want to lose more of them? Keep demanding the impossible, offer no support, expect your child to be given her undivided attention and heroic patience.

Your kids are not blown glass. They will handle emotional and social challenges. They will not break. You don't need to fight all their battles for them. There will be teachers they "hate". You don't have to leap up and demand that those teachers be fired. Good grief.

The world is not always going to cater to them. They will have college professors who don't know their names, and bosses that won't care about their wants and needs. They will survive it all.

I still correspond with at least one old teacher who "humiliated" me in school. She's become a terrific friend.

Enough, already.

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