DD: Dominguez's Detention
Story By: Alexandra Oh Editor: Kevin Kim Web Designer: Li June Choi
Mark Dominguez, (otherwise known as Mr. Dominguez) is a teacher who has been working as an eighth grade math teacher for nearly five years. He is a very kind and caring teacher, and all eighth grade students are very pleased to have him as our math teacher this year. However, students know that this amazing teacher changes when it comes to recesses on Tuesdays.
Mr. Dominguez is the duty for detention during Tuesday recesses, and students try their best to avoid getting detentions on that day in particular. Usually, other eighth grade teachers would just allow their students to sit in a table and do nothing for the whole recess or give some chores for them to do, but Mr. Dominguez uses this time as more of a workout session. His students are told to do cycles of challenging workouts, such as: squats, push ups, planks, wall sits, and more. These cycles would definitely cause aches in the student’s bodies and also cause them to be very tired, and that is how Mr. Dominguez teaches his students to learn from their mistakes.
As Mr. Dominguez mentioned in the video, “Honestly, I haven’t seen an improvement in less detentions.” Students do not try to get detentions, but more try to avoid getting detentions on Tuesdays, since none of them actually want to do the workout. Not only is it tiring, but students also don’t enjoy getting all the attention from the students crowding around the hallway and watching them do workouts. Trying not to experience this embarrassment and pain, students prefer going to other teacher’s detention, since all they do is sit in the tables and do nothing for about 30 minutes.
Mr. Dominguez has a method of detention that could possibly be unique and unwanted, but students to at least avoid getting detention for a day in a week, which is Tuesday. It is a great way for both the students to get fit and learn their lesson for making a mistake. Being aware of how difficult Mr. Dominguez’s detention class is, upcoming eighth graders should learn not to get detentions often, especially on Tuesdays.