There is something I have never told the parents of my younger students that maybe not many teachers will say on a blog: some of my students get 処罰. 😲 😲 😲
My third year junior high, senior high and university students have a stamp card. When we do an activity or play a game or review previous lessons, the winner or the students who get at least 70% of the perfect score get a stamp. The others get an ×.
When a student gets 5 stamps, I erase all his/her ×s. But if the students gets 23 ×s first, then he or she has to do 処罰.
But don’t be alarmed! No one gets hurt. The 処罰 they do are harmless and are not intended to embarrass them, and may (I think) have a good effect on them.
The first thing students have to do when they get 23 ×s is to sing a song. Depending on the student’s personality and attitude in class, a student might sing one or two sentences. Some students who like to sing sing much more than that, and I think we all enjoy it.
When a student gets 23 ×s again, that student has to dance. Some students have done the “Octopus dance” where they just stand and move their arms like an octopus, some students just jump or turn, and some students do a real dance.
The third time, students have to sing and dance at the same time. After that, students have to – this is an idea that just came to me recently – write something for this blog. Again, don’t be alarmed. I’m not using my students as slave writers because I don’t have anything to write for this blog.
The first student who has written something for this blog has already given me what she wrote, and I am going to share it with you all.
But I think I already wrote a lot today, so I’m going to share it with you all on Monday. If you’re interested in learning more about the 処罰 my students do and in reading the student’s writing, find my post on Monday.
…if I remember. 😆