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I'd be sure and mention "integration" with core subjects. That is a
real important buzzword now, and it is something, I think, that
naturally occurs in art. Point out how you integrate math and history,
as well as multiculturalism. Also, they will want to know how you are
with discipline. One important question for YOU to ask is what is the
school-wide discipline policy (if any). I have always said that I will
follow any plan/policy they already have in place. If they don't have
one, I use the baseball analogy. I ask nicely the first time for the
behavior to change, then they get one more request (or 2nd strike) and
the 3rd time I speak to that same child in one period, they are "out"
which means a referral. So far, in two years at this school, I have
done about 3 referrals. When you see the kids only 1 hr/week, it's hard
to really get my goat.
One other thing I feel is important to know is about the dress code.
With my new principal, I let him know that I will be exposing the kids
to many messy media, including paint, clay, papier mache, etc. I asked
him how he felt about my wearing jeans pretty often, as long as I wore a
neat top and the jeans were nice. He was fine with it, but some aren't,
so be sure to ask!
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