Last week I wrote how I was attempting to get my students in earlier to my class. I wasn’t sure exactly how well it would work. As I stated earlier, I don’t like to force too many rules, if any, on my students. I tend to think that they should be able to regulate themselves, but since the first hour always became a red carpet show, each student grandiosely strolling in, I decided I would try to enforce a liberal punctuality plan.
Thus far, I’d have to say that it’s working. Students are here on time and come back on time after break–hopefully, the days of the half hour break is over (the were only supposed to get 10 mns!). Of course, there have been some bumps, but I usually tell them that they can’t come in late at a job or in college (which is most of their goals: college and better jobs). But some of the feedback has been positive from one of my classes. Some students mentioned that I was simply attempting to make them accountable and they appreciated it. Surprising.
I hope it lasts. If not, I imagine you all will be hearing about it in the near future.