How do I stop my students from doing this?
As any of you with teenagers know, the words “retard” and “gay” are slung at people as insults about 40 times a day.
I understand that they’re not really thinking about the meaning when they say it but it’s my job to educate these kids about why those words are wrong, as well as to protect the kids in my class that may actually be gay or have special needs.
I have a 3 strikes rule but they still don’t get it. They’ve gone so far as to ask me what’s wrong with saying those words. Say what??What do you think is the best method to get these kids to stop?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.