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  •  If I didn't issue a punishment for sleeping (1+ / 0-)
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    and my administrator heard of it (I can refer to guidance if I think it's an extreme situation in lieu of a punishment), I would be disciplined and written up, so whether it's a "big deal" depends on more than the teacher. It depends on what we expect from our teachers. At worst, though, I have a kid stand up if he/she is falling asleep. Sometimes I send them to the clinic to nap if they have legitimate reasons.

    •  Yes so much depends on the administration, both (1+ / 0-)
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      as a student in my old high school and later as a long term sub there,  they allowed the teachers to run the classrooms as they chose and gave them a lot of leeway. Contrast that with a neighboring school district where the principal was tough with teacher expectations and he was stricter. So much depends on the administration and its policy and enforcement.

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      by wishingwell on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:08:33 AM PST

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