Upgrade my grade - Game Script Who has the authority to set the grade?


Background

This story took place last year at the end of the third term at school. It was June, the events started when I had a conflict with a pupil's parent about his son's grade in English. He insisted that I add extra marks to his son, and argued that his son's grades were high in all the subjects except English. the story got complicated when he started to shout loudly. Other members of the staff  interfered to solve the problem but the conflict is still relevant. what should we do if a parent demands a change?

 

Characters

Widad English teacher

Widad is an English teacher. she teaches in a primary school. She loves her job and takes it very seriously. she works very hard at school.


Your Task

Try to state your claim and be affirmative in your role. you should be serious and logical. Act as you did in real life, or as you would do.  Remember you are the protagonist.


Resources

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Kanaan hotel worker

He has 4 kids  he is evil and rude. he does not care about education or the teachers, only about his son's grades.


Your Task

You are the antagonist in the story. You should be aggressive in your words and use blunt statements during the conversation and try to get the others to fear you. They shoud change the grade or suffer the consequences. 


Resources

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Mohammad 6th grade pupil

He is in grade 6 and fairly kind. He is shy but knows what he wants. 


Your Task

You want the teacher to add extra 20 points to your grade. You hope your father would scare the teachers into changing it but you also respect the teacher and want her to like you. 


Resources

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Abed principal

He is well educated and well behaved. He is very polite and has a nice way talking with people. He is a serious educator and does not respond well to threats.  


Your Task

You should stand by Widad and do what you think is right educationally. You should support her and explain to the father that there are specific policies for the school that he must respect.


Resources

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Donia counselor

she is friendly, helpful , social and kind person


Your Task

You should sit with the father and his son and talk with them. You try to see things from the father's point of view but also be fair towards the teacher and her place in school. 


Resources

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Scene 1: At the headmaster's office



1.

Public Message

Welcome to the headmaster's office. We are here to discuss the request to change Mohammad's grade. What do you think? should we change the grade because of his results in other subjects? Try and play your part in the best possible way. 



2.

Private (Shortly After previous message)

Widad:

Try and act like you did in reality. Protect your decisions and express your thoughts. 

Kanaan :

What are you willing to do and say to get the teachers to listen and agree with you? remember what is important to you!!

Mohammad:

How do you feel about having your father there? what do you think of your teachers? try to express yourself clearly.  

Abed:

How will you act in such a delicate situation? what is the right thing to do?

Donia:

What do you think is the right thing for you here? how will you express it to the others?



3.

Public Message (Shortly After previous message)

What will the outcome of your discussion tell the other students? how will it effect the atmosphere in school?



Vote

Did you feel you were able to present the case from your character's point of view? 



Option 1
Yes I did what I wanted
Option 2
No, it was hard and unclear


Ending message for when most people voted for option



Option 1

Thank you!


Option 2

Thank you!




Discussion Points

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