A much needed late afternoon walk. Feels like we have the place to ourselves.

Next week the School starts the mock exams for Hawklad’s Year Group. We are still waiting to hear what the arrangements are for Hawklad as he is still not in school. We know when the exams are and the clock is ticking. We are assuming he is sitting them in some form so he has been revising. Like for most of us – he is not enjoying the experience. But he is trying. Many pupils will be trying. I wish certain teachers would realise that.

One particular Teacher approaches revising by setting shed loads of homework. And I mean SHED LOADS. Question after question. But also setting tasks such as getting pupils to write out detailed revision notes and then submit them so that the teacher can make sure sufficient work is being undertaken. If a pupil doesn’t complete all the set homework then punishments will be issued. The Teacher emailed all her class and emphasised that if all the homework was not completed by the end of the weekend to a high standard then Detentions will be issued…..

Hawklad asked me how School would operate a DETENTION if he was issued with one. I gave this much thought since we don’t have a suitable classroom. Best option would be to send him into the back room. The room which has his XBOX which I’m sure will be ON.

Hawklad just doesn’t learn facts by writing out comprehensive neat revision notes. His mind doesn’t work like that. He watches videos and podcasts. He reads books. He thinks about stuff while pacing around the house. He creates images and visual maps in his mind. That’s how things stick for him. That’s certainly not helped by the threat of detentions for doing things that just don’t work for him.

I’ve emailed the teacher to explain this and stressed that revision notes will not be submitted. Maybe I will get a detention as well. Maybe we can play FIFA 21 together while serving our punishment.

Detention might be a good break from the chores of revision.

18 thoughts on “Punishment

  1. I just can’t imaging punishing people just for revision. That’s odd, lol. I was never good at taking exams, and I would have done even worse if I knew I could be punished for not doing well enough revision notes. That would not have gotten me to learn a thing! The teacher should be encouraging them to do revision, simply so they can see which areas students are doing not as well in.

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  2. I wish more teachers realize the benefits of accommodation. I hope the exams arrangement is one that’s best for Hawklad. Dad and son detention doesn’t sound all that bad to me! 😆

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  3. It seems to me revision notes are the punishment I am glad you sent the notification that he will NOT be writing them.

    The countryside is so beautiful there – likely helps you keep sane!

    Enjoy playing FIFA with your son. 🙂

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  4. When did teachers become monsters? I never responded well to threats and a school setting should not operate that way. I’m sure you will enjoy being punished!

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