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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Brenda L. Bain 904-627-3442
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 16:51:31 -0400 (EDT)
I think the best approach to art room discipline is positive
reinforcement & eliminating problems before they happen.
My experiences are only at the elementary level, but teaching and
reinforcing classroom rules are a good start. I use stars and all kinds of
positive reinforcement. Structure is important and having lessons that are
appealing & interesting to the students will stop bad behavior before it
starts. Plan lessons that allow all students to be successful, not just
the "talented" few. If I don't enjoy a lesson, I don't teach it to my
kids. Use specific praise, students know when you are not sincere.
If you are having severe problems with one student don't disrupt
the education of the other 20-30 students that are willing and want to
learn. If the student is not being abusive sometimes ignoring misbehvior
is the best punishment.
If the teacher is having fun the students usually do too.
Deal with the students in your classroom. Don't send them out
except when absolutely necessary.
hope this is what you where wanting,
St. John El.
Maybe reply: John A. Labadie: "Re: discipline"