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Lesson Plans

Re: Classroom Cleaning

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Wed, 4 Aug 1999 05:17:39 EDT

This is my first time writing. I have been teaching high school art for
only two years although I've been involved in art for many. I have been
perplexed with regard to the lack of respect that some of my high school
students have for their supplies. I start the year off with a discussion on
respect....respect for oneself, respect for your fellow student, respect for
the environment and respect for the classroom and the supplies that we all
need to work with. None the less, I find acrylic brushes stuck behind
things.....dirty palettes in the sink....all the things that Janealla and Kim
spoke about.
Janealla, I'm curious how you can afford to give away supplies to the
Last year in painting, I assigned brushes for oil painting which worked
out well and then the last day, when they didn't need them anymore, they left
me a mess.
I hate to say it but sometimes food is a better motivater than points,
in my opinion. Does the point system really work? What do you all offer as
a reward?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
Best regards,
Eileen (New York)