How do you get "eyes on the back of your head"?
August 14, 2012 3:02 PM Subscribe
How to have eyes on the back of your head and stop a teenager in their tracks when bullshitting and breaking the rules?
posted by misspony to human relations (19 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I work with 60 teenagers in supported lodgings and I'd like to know the tips and tricks mefies know as to how to catch teenagers out when they're doing something they shouldn't. I'm pretty good at it, I've been working with adolecents for a long time- and a combination movements, and clues seem to come together and I "just know" to go check something out. I "just know" how to cut through excuses and say no.
But I'm training some young newbies and want to give them some tools.
The main rule breaks are: lying to avoid appointments with us, smoking weed in the building blatantly in party mode, swarming new staff.
So can you guys help me come up with some wisdom on how to:
Have eyes on the back of your head.
Create the impression that you know what's going on and nothing gets past you.
identify when someone is "up to no good".
And how do you make them wither and mend their sorry ways when you've caught them?
Veteran teachers, librarians, probation officers, psychic nans, help me!