Thursday, April 29, 2010

DBAJ - it's that simple.

I'm considering making this into a banner for my classroom. (I'll edit my list, of course.) I need someone with fancy graphic design/lettering skills to make it look professional.

The single most important rule of Ms. Ngo's classroom is
DON'T BE A JERK.

Examples of jerkiness include (but are not limited to):
  • Making racist, sexist, homophobic (or in any other way discriminatory and prejudiced) comments.
  • Making comments as described above and then trying to ARGUE with me that it's acceptable language (true story, by the way)
  • Bullying another student
  • Being disrespectful when there's a sub
  • Talking when other people are talking
  • Talking when other people are trying to concentrate (ie, during a quiz)
  • Talking during a movie (this applies even when you're out seeing a movie in a theater)
  • Coming in late when we've already started class and making a LOUD entrance
  • Stealing my pens, pencils, markers, or any other classroom supplies (that I paid for with my own money!)
  • Cheating in any way, shape, or form, on anything. Especially if it causes the other person, who had no idea you were cheating off them, to get in trouble too.
  • Taking home vocabulary books (that are checked out to MY name, by the way!) and never bringing them back, or allowing them to be torn to pieces in your backpack
  • Stealing my Twilight books from my SSR shelf!!!!!!!
  • Leaving paper, trash, etc. all over my room
  • Lying to me about why you need a pass to leave the classroom
  • Whining. Period. You're not always going to get what you want. That's life. Deal with it.

2 comments:

  1. I prefer "Don't be a douche." But that's probably a little too inappropriate to have in a classroom. DBAD. EXAMPLES OF DOUCHINESS. =D

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  2. Douche has a specific definition to me. The things I listed are jerky. Being douchey is something completely different. But I agree with you. Don't be a jerk, and don't be a douche either.

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