Thank you so much for brightening my day! :) Most of the discipline
problems I encounter in schools is because kids feel like they are not
being "listened to." Sure, it's time consuming but when a teacher takes
the time to listen, students truly respond. Of course, you have to set
boundaries, guidelines, and enforce discipline as well. Kids seem to
"fall in love" with a caring soul. When I walk down the halls of a
school in which I am performing a residency, I can't take two steps
without four or five kids hugging my legs. When you truly care, it
shows and the kids know it.
As far as my storytelling, I travel anywhere my stories take me. I
haven't been to Tennessee yet and I would love to go! The National
Storytelling Festival is held in Jonesboro every year and I haven't made
it yet. I always attend the National Storytelling Conference which
rotates to different cities each year. Please visit my website
http://www.storyconnection.net. If you are really interested in booking
or know other schools who are, give me a call and we'll discuss it!
I love telling stories. I love working with kids. I have a great job.
Thank you again for your kind words. I can tell that you too are a
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 11:42 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: how do deal with reluctant students in a class of 40?
your mail touched me. because i also can get a classes' attention, and i
teach art. so much of what they want is just what you were saying. a
one on one goes a long way. thanks for sharing and how far do you
tell your stories, and of course at what rate?
:)vicki, in tn.
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