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Lesson Plans

Re: public sculpture

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Smith, Peter P. (X7M6)
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 21:17:46 EST

I am a student teacher in Northern NY and am teaching different
classes in a K-12 situation. I have what seems like a strange question
for me to ask art teachers but I'm interested. My student teaching
experience is going very well but one situation I am not sure I have a
handle on is the control over the bathroom, drinking fountain, and
lockers. I know I have been taken advantage of by certain students,
as they took their trip to the bathroom as an oppurtunity to have a
cigarette or bother other classes with locker slams or peeking in
class windows. I believe the art room is an integral part of a childs
development and I like the relaxed atmosphere that can be created in an
art room where students are working well. I guess what i'm saying is I
want to be able to let students go get a drink or go to the bathroom
but hate being taken advantage of by those couple of students. Why
restrict everyone for what a couple of students are doing. Maybe I'm
just a softee and this is not a big deal but I think that being able
to go to the bathroom is just one more freedom that helps create the
open atmosphere necisary for creative thought and art production.

So if anyone has any creative solutions poor use of bathroom priveleges
I would love to hear about them.
Peter "The Bear" Smith