Folks, this nonsense is pushed by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development in its Educational Leadership, a widely read educationist magazine that drives the agenda in all public schools and most private schools. And, yes, your Olentangy administrators and teachers subscribe to both the magazine and its agenda.
How can people readily accept such thought control without even a whimper? Has the state and its minions -- the education monopoly -- beaten us in the battle of ideology, and the battle for our children and posterity?
Don't ever say it was done to us. Our epitath is thus: We did it to ourselves.
From the July edition of Educational Leadership -- You can sense where this nonsense is going. -- Jim
4. Arrange "Concern Meetings"
During a concern meeting, a counselor and two or more peers privately confront a student who has fallen down academically or behaviorally, expressing concern and probing for how that student might do better and what supports the student may need. The choice of peers in a concern meeting is crucial. If the erring student does not perceive all participants as caring friends, there is a good chance that this student will experience the peer pressure during the meeting as harmful rather than helpful. When the confronted student believes the confronters are on his or her side, however, that student can make remarkable changes.At Hyde Leadership Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. (a National School of Character finalist), several educators and four students held a concern meeting with an 11th grade girl whose grades had taken a downturn and who was speaking disrespectfully to teachers. The girl first blamed the teacher present for not being fair, but one of the boys said softly, "I think you're pointing the finger at other people. I've done that myself. The sooner you address this as your problem, the sooner you'll solve it." Another student told her, "I've been where you are. Last year I got myself into a similar predicament because of my attitude. But I've known you for a long time. I know your work ethic. I know you're much better than this."
By the meeting's end, the girl's defensiveness was gone. There were some tears, and her four peers spontaneously hugged her. With the dean's encouragement, she made goals for her coursework and community service and set a time to check in with the group and report on how her plan was working