Before registering for a seminar please read over the description with your child to ensure that the seminar is interesting and appropriate for him / her. Remind your child that everyone participating is looking for a safe, fun opportunity to learn and that he / she is expected to be respectful (to other students, resources/instructors, and chaperones) and to behave in a manner conducive to learning. This is the best way to avoid behavior issues.
However, issues do sometimes happen. If a student does not respond to a chaperone’s requests to redirect disruptive behavior a student can
- be asked to take a seat away from the other students (in the same room or if necessary outside) with chaperone #2 until the student and chaperone agree that the student is ready to return to the group with respectful, courteous behavior
- be picked up early by a parent (if the student is unable / unwilling to improve behavior)
- be required to have a parent present at future seminars (the parent will need to sit with the student to help focus and redirect his or her attention)
- be removed from future sessions of multi-session seminars
- lose seminar privileges altogether (in the case of chronic or severe behavior issues)
Seminar chaperones will speak with the parent and inform the chaperone coordinator about behavior. Most issues can be resolved with communication between chaperones, parents, students, and the chaperone coordinator. Help Lyceum make seminars a positive, enriching experience for all participants!
Everyone should understand the following basic rules:
- Respect others: We respect others by treating them the way we want to be treated… or even better, and when we put them before ourselves. We respect others by being kind and polite all the time.
- Respect yourselves: We respect ourselves by being positive and not putting ourselves down. We respect ourselves by staying out of trouble and avoiding negative influences.
- Respect resources: We respect resources by taking care of them and appreciating the tools we have been given to work with. We respect resources by following the rules for their use.