Found out today that I will be involuntarily moved from my self-contained special ed program to an unfilled middle school resource room position at different school on the other side of the district because our admin overstaffed our program and the extra teacher they hired can't be moved as a "new" teacher in their second year. Fuck this.
So supposedly our board is looking at creating a policy that will no longer allow teachers to keep kids in at recess because of defiant behavior. My understanding is “Jimmy” can refuse to do any or all work in the room (and I have a few of these students in my room) and I will not be able to keep him in at time recess. What is the natural consequence supposed to be?! My admin said that one option would be to send things home for extra homework... :/