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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby Frankie » 09 Nov 2017, 14:05

Interesting thread,

As a supply teacher this is one of my regular dilemmas. The vast majority of children, like to try it on with the supply teacher and push their boundaries. I usually ask the other staff what the classroom policy is. If there is no-one to ask, I will say 'no' as long as possible, because you can bet your daily fee on it, that once one child has gone, then they all want to go and then it just gets ridiculous. If you keep saying no, then you generally mange to weedle out the ones that genuinely need to go.

I think that the younger they are the more sympathetic you have to be and Y2 I would definitely make them wait initially, but let them go on a second ask. The power of suggestion with the young ones drives you crazy sometimes, things like, coughs, sneezes, burps, wanting a drink, wanting to go to the toilet, feeling sick, feeling cold, feeling too hot, poorly tummies, poorly fingers, non-existant wounds, can all move around the room like a Mexican wave!
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby Frankie » 09 Nov 2017, 14:07

MissWhite wrote:Also what do you think I do if I need a wee when teaching?



Only when appropriate within a lesson, when there is cover and when ridiculously desperate.
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby Sniffer » 09 Nov 2017, 14:13

MissWhite wrote:Also what do you think I do if I need a wee when teaching?


I don't know. Do you use a vase?

Surely if you need to go, you need to go. If you think you might need to go soon, perhaps you can hang on until a break time.

Have you had any accidents in your classroom - not you personally, but the children. I remember when I was 11 or 12 and one boy in my class tried to "hang on". He couldn't and left a puddle under his chair. I'm sure he would be mortified if he knew that I still remembered it. Come to think of it he has never been to any of our reunions. Perhaps that's why.
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby MissWhite » 09 Nov 2017, 14:16

No never had an accident. A girl asked yesterday coming in from lunch, I said no and she held on until hometime no problem.
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby PockWhite » 09 Nov 2017, 14:25

Kids eh? :roll:
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby SiMamu » 09 Nov 2017, 14:46

The international break seems to be going well on the forum then...
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby NottinghamWhite » 09 Nov 2017, 14:49

SiMamu wrote:The international break seems to be going well on the forum then...




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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby rigger » 09 Nov 2017, 14:57

MissWhite wrote:Also what do you think I do if I need a wee when teaching?


That's hardly relevant.
As an adult you have completely different levels of control, intelligence, experience and awareness of these things.

And it's for that reason that I don't think you're a teacher at all ..
I'm calling your bluff.

Your move ...
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby Sniffer » 09 Nov 2017, 15:07

I hope he comes back. Maybe we could talk about head lice infestations and how to deal with them in a school setting. Or dinner ladies and lunchbox policy.
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Re: Going to the toilet during lessons

Postby NottinghamWhite » 09 Nov 2017, 15:16

rigger wrote:I'm calling your bluff.

Your move ...


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