This may or may not be an issue at your school, but give me your thoughts if you’ve faced the challenge of pencils.
When a student needs a pencil in your class, what do you do? Do you just give him one? Do you just lend him one? If you lend it, do you take collateral? Write his name on the board?
In the past, I’ve taken shoes, backpacks, ID cards, and written names on the board. I get most of them back, but I do still lose them. I’ve also done the golf pencils because it was suggested the the students won’t take them because they don’t like them. I agree, they didn’t take them as much, and they didn’t like them as much to work with, but they sure liked throwing them at one another. Then I got to thinking, about the fact that since these kids are borrowing a pencil in my class, that means they just don’t have one. Should I just give one to them?
What do you do?