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High School Hall Monitors

I went to Silverthorn Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, from 1991 to 1996. Our school had its fair share of problems typical to most schools - kids bought, sold, and smoked weed; every once in a while two guys would duke it out after school (sometimes a fair battle, other times a one-sided, bloody beat-down); and occasionally a student or a teacher would have a temper tantrum.

But we never had anyone in our school whose job it was to roam the halls among us, keeping the peace, reporting illegal activity, and trying to forge a unique rapport with students.

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I recently came across this Toronto Star video, which features the thoughts and impressions of a Toronto secondary school hall monitor.

This video got me wondering. How effective is the high school hall monitor? Should there be more? Do all schools deserve/need one, or are there certain Toronto schools that are made a priority? Is this a job that the teachers should share?

Photo by sevennine.


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