OK, friends, another colleague of ours has sent out a plea for help! This one comes from a catechetical leader named Steve. Please offer your advice, thoughts, comments, and questions in the box below under Leave a Reply and thanks in advance for so generously sharing your wisdom.
Joe,Last year I had several problems with some middle school kids who were unable to change behavior on their own. In several instances I had a parent come in and sit in on the class but once they weren’t there the behavior continued. I also used behavior contracts with a minimal amount of success. I am not sure where to go from here. I know that homeschooling will never be followed through with by the parent and am hesitant to suspend or kick those students out.I am writing to see if you have any suggestions/thoughts/resources for dealing with these kids. Deep down they are good and I want to accentuate that but I am going to lose catechists over it and it ends up compromising the learning for the rest of the class.Any thoughts/insight/ suggestions you might have would be most welcome.Summer blessings,Steve