Wow, that stinks. What you describe was how it was in my h.s. pottery
classes my first years of teaching. It's not fair to you or your students.
Our h.s. now has block scheduling, four 90 min. blocks a day. With this new
system less people can take art. That is unfortunate, but at least class
sizes are much smaller.
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To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: Schedule/ class loads
I just found out that my classes are going to have 38 students in a combined
class of Art 2,4 as well as 36 in Art 1, 34 in Art 3, and combinations of
a.p. in with Art 3. I only have 30 desks and very little room. I have more
discipline problems with kids that do not have a desk, storage, drawing
board and feel like they are just visiting, because they are not given a
space. I will manage, but it is getting out of hand, our district has made
the cap for students at 36 to 1.