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Unit 8: Video Case Studies

In this video, a teacher from Delta, Colorado is facing abuse charges after implementing a classroom discipline system.

Discussion Questions

  1. Teachers have a fiduciary responsibility to act in their students’ best interest and protect them from harm (physically, emotionally and psychological). Is the discipline policy implemented by this teacher consistent with this expectation?
  2. The teacher could argue that doing sit-ups and push-ups is acceptable considering these are activities that students would be asked to do in their physical education classes.  Do you agree with this argument?
  3. What type of classroom culture does this discipline policy create? 

Unit 8