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>In one of my observations I witnessed a middle school teacher who had all
>her desks arranged in neat rows. I don't personally approve of this - I
>don't think art is a subject we need to be keeping kids quiet and
>in. However, if discipline is a major problem in your class, she was
>getting fairly good discipline results....
>Steve in VA
>From: EileenAC [EileenAC]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 6:52 AM
>Subject: re: Establishing discipline in the artroom
>Hi fellow art teachers:
>Going into my third year of teaching art in high school, I find that
>discipline is by far the most challenging problem for me. Especially in
>basic studio course, which many of the students take as a requirement for
>graduation (in NY), quite a few students show little respect. I'm well
>by the students and wish that I could get on with the teaching of art and
>be bogged down by the disruptive student. I realize that how I present
>myself from the beginning determines how I am viewed the rest of the year.
>So since September is just around the corner, I would appreciate all
>suggestions of what works for you. After school detention and if need be
>administration detention are possibilities but a last resort.
>Thanks in advance.
>PS....I teach high school studio art, drawing and painting, printmaking and
>crafts. Anyone interested in speaking to me directly, email me at