Thursday, January 24, 2013

Change in Action Research Topic

I really am interested in finding out if e-books would be more efficient, beneficial, and economical to use over text books, but this topic is a much bigger project than I could undertake. In collaboration with my site supervisor and our assistant principal, we decided we would like to try to get a solid lunch detention program in place. My question is, will an isolated, firmly supervised lunch detention reduce attendance in detention and repeat offenders, all the while, providing a better learning environment in the classroom by reducing the number of minor behavior problems that require lunch detention assignment.

I am looking forward to assessing this and finding out if my hypothesis is correct.

13 comments:

  1. Great topic! I am kind of heading towards the "lunch" topic as well and in regards to the appeal and rapport of the food in the education system. What can we do to increase student and faculty clientele? Not too sure yet. But I do like where you are going with yours.

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    1. I like it cause I will not eat in the lunch room.. everything is heat and serve I miss what we use to have and I really wonder if they are meeting the true nutritional needs!

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  2. Good one!!! Kids hate lunch detention. For some of them, lunch give them time to socialize, which is a big reason some of them get on the bus in the morning anyhow. Do you guys already have a form of lunch detention and you are wanting to make it more structured or are you planning on starting a lunch detention program?

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    1. There is a lunch detention but the kids sit on stage and there is no one assigned to monitor detention which gives the kids too much freedom and ultimately they get attention over being punishment and as we know that is what kids want.

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  3. Ooooh, I love this Ginger! I don't have experience with lunch detention in school, but I do work in a juvenile detention center. My husband and I were just talking about what could be done to stop kids from coming back to detention over and over. He also works in the facility, but not in education, so we always have very different ideas when it comes to the kids at work. His solution: cut off one finger each time they are arrested and they would never come back. I hope that no one is offended by that comment, he was totally joking! It's sad to see so many of our kids coming back, especially the ones that spend months (up to 18) in a treatment facility for juvenile offenders (kid prison)come right back after being released.

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  4. This is a great area to research, Ginger. Our campus only has 5th and 6th grade but our lunch room gets really loud and there really isn't a consistent school plan for handling behavior problems. I look forward to seeing what you come up with from your research.

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  5. Great topic! We have isolation tables at our elementary, but I don't really thing they are that effective. Good luck!

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    1. I am looking to remove them from the cafeteria into a room. Hoping for a better result :)

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  6. I love the idea of researching e-books, but agree that this could be a huge project that is hard to narrow down. I also think researching lunch detention options is a great topic. The school I was at last year used lunch detention, but it was not as successful as they had hoped. I will be interested to see if you find a plan that works.

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  7. I would love to hear what is to come with this research. My school would benefit from something like this. We used to have something similar in our cafeteria but I am not sure why we are not using this anymore. I could ask my principals and give you feedback if you would like!

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    1. Please ask, Would live to it!! Thank you

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  8. This is a great topic. I can't wait to see what you come up with. It seems that these days we hear a lot about positive behavior interventions, but at the end of the day when those avenues are exhausted we end up with students in detention. Determining how to make detention an effective consequence is key...I think having an effective detention program would increase the likelihood that the positive behavior interventions might actually work!

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  9. I like your topic concerning the eBooks. I think a lot of schools would benefit from this research. My last school that I worked for near Dallas, used eBooks instead of basal readers. It was adopted the spring prior to us moving to Houston, so don't know how it was received by the teachers. I can email friends and get some feedback if you want me too.

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