Has anyone here heard of class dojo? If you have do you use it? Do you like it or hate it? If you dont know what it is its a app that teachers use for to monitor your childs behavior in school. They can give the child points or take them away for certain things for example Tommy lost a point for being of task or Sherry earned a point for working hard etc... Well I personally hate the dojo. My sons teacher uses it and now all my son worries about is class dojo points he can't concentrate on his work and he gets so frustrated he comes home and tells me all the time I try so hard mom and no matter what I still get in trouble. Now with that said this tool that the teacher uses is displayed on a white board in front of the class so when a child gains or loses a point everyone in the class sees they are being publically humiliated/judged/shamed in their class. And when they earn or lose points it makes a dinging noise so the kids all look to see who got in trouble or who earned a point. I had a few concerns like each day they are graded on behavior out of 100% for the day which turns into an overall grade at the end of the week. I dont understand how a child can earn 3 points and get 1 point taken away and be at a 75% so I asked the principal in a email and I also told her that my son is no longer concerned about his school work he is to worried about the class dojo. I also told her he tells me all the time he trys so hard but not matter what he gets in trouble. She forwarded my email to the teacher and the teacher contacted me I thought everything was fine after all all I did was have a few questions and concerns. Well then my son came home who is 8 and told me that the teacher called him to her desk and asked him Why do you go home and tell your mom that you try so hard and you always get in trouble? Then proceeded to tell him you know it is your responsibility to be good in school. didn't give him a chance to answer the question. Am I worng here?
What would you do if this happened to you and your child?
What Guys Said 3
Sounds like the kind of teacher who wants the boys to act like the girls, and if they can't, try to get them loaded them up on ritalin or whatever equivalent.
I'm a teacher too, and it doesn't work that way. Boys and girls, amazingly enough, behave differently, particularly when they're younger. If your son's teacher doesn't get that, she has no business being a teacher. Do you know if she's doing the same thing with any of the other boys in class?
And there are circumstances under which public pressure can be helpful, but those are generally when it's positive reinforcement you're after, not humiliation. She also has no business jumping on your son like that about a concern you raised.
A "come to Jesus" with this teacher might be in order - only a few months left in the school year, and you'll both be rid of her.0
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