June 19, 2008
Students who leave my classroom to return to general education classes often dawdle in the halls or “forget” to return to class. To solve this problem, I had my hall passes printed on carbonless, duplicate paper. Now, when I write a pass with the departure time on it, the student gets one copy, and I save the other copy to drop in the general education teacher’s box.
This way, the teacher is kept informed about when that student left one classroom for another. The students are also aware that teachers are keeping track of the travel time to and from class. These passes were very unpopular with the students at first, but most have come to realize that the pass helps keep them out of trouble. Needless to say, the teachers love the new system!