How to Stay Out of Trouble in School

Staying out of trouble is something that most people have a hard time doing. However, it’s still an important skill. If you can’t stay out of trouble, you’ll be getting suspensions, and even expulsions all the time, not to mention trouble from your parents. So, want to learn how to keep your nose clean? Read on.

1. Don’t do anything that you know will get you into trouble. At the time, it might not seem to be very important, and you may think you’ll never get caught, but when the teacher’s taking down your name and your friends are standing beside you out of trouble, you’ll regret it. So don’t bully anyone, don’t hit anyone, don’t talk during classes, don’t use inappropriate language, etc… you know what those things are.

2. Don’t bring anything school authorities consider harmful or banned to school. This may/will includes weapons, drugs and rubber bands. If your teacher has banned mobile phones or game cards, don’t bring them to school. You don’t want to risk getting them confiscated-it’ll earn you a bad name. If you need a mobile for calling your parents, keep it on silent-NOT VIBRATE, in your bag at all times. Don’t show it off to your friends.

3. Don’t eat in class, unless the teacher says it’s okay. You have the time before school, after school, and during breaks to eat. Eat as much as you can during those times. Remember to have a good breakfast. Carry a drink bottle with you and sip it. Don’t even try sneaking food. It’s embarrassing to get caught, or dobbed in. It’s not only embarrassing, but it can get you in a lot of trouble. Don’t try eating chewing gum either-it becomes a hassle if you’re caught or you’re talking to the teacher.

4. Avoid getting into fights. This might be hard, YES, but definitely worth it. Don’t start a fight or argument for no reason, and don’t pick on anyone. If you have to stick up for a friend or can’t bear to keep your mouth shut, stick to stuff that will keep you out of trouble, like, “Just leave us alone”, or “You can’t talk.” Something that gives you satisfaction and keeps you out of trouble. As for physical fights, avoid them at all costs.

5. Don’t ever cheat. This is a huge mistake. Not only is it wrong and very addicting, if you get caught you’ll be in very big trouble. Study well and try your hardest. Everybody has different standards, don’t try and nick someone else’s. If you work well and listen, your teacher will take this into account. If you need help, ask a friend or adult who you like and trust. If you ever get the urge to cheat, think about what would happen if you got caught. Imagine everyone else staring at you, your parent’s faces …Bad idea.

6. Watch Where You Sit. Don’t sit next to the loudest or most talkative person in class or your best friends. This is because if they start talking with other people at the table, the teacher will blame the entire table. Don’t sit next to the quietest people because then it will feel awkward. And the teacher will notice that your table isn’t being part of the class, and will personally pick on one of you, most likely you. So sit next to people that aren’t your friends, but not people you feel uncomfortable with, kinda like half friends.

7. Keep note of who is always getting in trouble with teachers and staff. Try to avoid hanging out with these people. Chances are they are going to talk you into something and you will get in trouble to. No matter how popular they are, your record is more important.

8. Don’t try to secretly text your friends or listen to music in class. The fact that you were doing it is bad enough. Its even worse that you were trying to do it secretly.

9. Listen to your teacher. Don’t talk back when your teacher tells you something because they deserve respect. Besides, s/he is trying to help you in your future and just because your friends get in trouble doesn’t mean you should stick up for them let them fight their own battles

10. Do not make up a “secret” word for something inappropriate. Sooner or later, it will get out. And once it gets out you’re done for.

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