I don’t write many referrals compared to some of my peers, but I have collected a fair number over time. In the next few weeks, I plan to change names and some details as I lay out the problems these referrals highlight. I started with “Deirdre” in the previous post.
Eduhonesty: A referral may represent one student but it rarely represents one learning loss. Deirdre did little harm to the classroom environment when she skipped, although she’s a bright girl and her contributions would have improved my class, but most of these referrals represent time lost from learning for the entire class. Any time the disruption box is checked, which is most of the time, the entire class lost learning, not just the student who I referred to the Dean’s office.