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1. Most of our firings are during the day...will see this year since we have
a new teacher in the room connected to the kiln room. Some we do on weekends
but only if someone can check the kiln to make sure it is off...this is both
with the computer and cone sitters. Have had a kiln sitter stick on
me...luckily I was there and monitoring the kiln...but still over fired the
glaze and low fire clay. Once we are in swing...we have to fire everyday to
meet production needs.
2. Making fun (ridicule/saracasm) of the teacher or any student is not
allowed. If I catch it, esp. if it was behind my back...I stop it. I
usually reprimand the student verbally (make it known that I am aware of the
action) and ask them to see me after school for a chat...no excuses. No
shows are automatically referred to the office for disrespect and failure to
see me after school. Conscientious and responsible students will show up and
we have a chat about respect, humor and crossing the line. I encourage my
students to have wit and humor but to do so without being disrespectful or
offensive. Usually things are okay after the first conversation and class
goes on even richer with more kidding and laughter than before. Any making
fun of myself or any student with sexual innuendo or total
derision/disrespect is automatically reported to the office.
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