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Re: First Day Blues

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Woody Duncan (wduncan)
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 21:25:48 -0500


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I know some first days are hard, but be positive, be kind and it will be repaid
to you.
I teach inner city, poor kids in a non air conditioned school. We have just
finished
our fifth day and the kids have been fantastic, tolerant of me and the heat.
Expect good
behavior and you will get it. Develop a close connection with the students.
They expect an automatic
grade of "A" if they ask about my grandkids, and why not ? Most do everything I
ask, and
I expect 100%, no less. I've only had to put one student out and that was for
inappropriate
language, the heat just got to him. He will cool down with a day in "jail" ISS.

Woody in KC

BluesTruth wrote:

> Hi, Friends,
> It was my first day with the kids today, and the behavior is worse than ever
> (I get to the point). I couldn't let two of my classes in the door (I stayed
> out in the hall with them the whole period). My kindies were even
> horrendous---I had them put their heads on the desk the whole period. I'll
> never get good art work on the boards or walls this year. I am really
> disillusioned. Do I let half the class in (the 'good" kids) and leave half
> in the hall?!!?! (I can't -- they'll bolt on me!) I've never seen behavior
> so poor in all my days of teaching at this school. This is by far the worst.
> I truly feel like queen of the baby sitters.
> Thanks for reading.
> Jill (Bluestruth)
> Chicago, Ill.

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I know some first days are hard, but be positive, be kind and it will be repaid to you.
I teach inner city, poor kids in a non air conditioned school.  We have just finished
our fifth day and the kids have been fantastic, tolerant of me and the heat.  Expect good
behavior and you will get it.  Develop a close connection with the students.  They expect an automatic
grade of "A" if they ask about my grandkids, and why not ?  Most do everything I ask, and
I expect 100%, no less.  I've only had to put one student out and that was for inappropriate
language, the heat just got to him.  He will cool down with a day in "jail" ISS.
                                Woody in KC
 

BluesTruth wrote:

Hi, Friends,
It was my first day with the kids today, and the behavior is worse than ever
(I get to the point).  I couldn't let two of my classes in the door (I stayed
out in the hall with them the whole period).  My kindies were even
horrendous---I had them put their heads on the desk the whole period.  I'll
never get good art work on the boards or walls this year.  I am really
disillusioned.  Do I let half the class in (the 'good" kids) and leave half
in the hall?!!?! (I can't -- they'll bolt on me!)  I've never seen behavior
so poor in all my days of teaching at this school.  This is by far the worst.
 I truly feel like queen of the baby sitters.
Thanks for reading.
Jill (Bluestruth)
Chicago, Ill.


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This E-mail message is from Artist/Teacher Woody Duncan Rosedale Middle School
in Kansas City, Kansas the new URL for school is
http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/user04
to see my beautiful grandkids Tim, Tess and Tiff click on
http://www.taospaint.com/NineMonths.html
to see my students working in the RMSartSTUDIO click on
http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/user04/art.self.htm
to contact me via E-mail click on wduncan
better yet visit my Web Site at http://www.taospaint.com

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