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Hey Donna,
Wow, that was some response to jaywalking! I don't know what the solution is anymore. We try to teach the students, to meet them where they are, and we are accused of being "soft" and straying from the basics - academics. We try to get back to basics and find that students don't have thinking skills. How do you teach people (I teach adults.) how to think? You can, but it is laborious and you don't often see results. It can be so frustrating.
As for cameras in the classroom, it does sound a bit spooky, 1984ish. I think, however, having a camera in the classroom for a day or a week would provide the teacher with invaluable insight into his/her teaching skills and approach. If a teacher heard himself/herself curse or sound abusive it might give him/her pause for thought.


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