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Lesson Plans


Hyped up for violence?

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 14:06:57 -0700


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RE: "Welcome to the social plague of the 20-21st centuries."

It all relates to "discontinuity." The physical classroom environment, =
curriculum content, and structure can either attract or distract =
students. Playing classical music (even over student objection)) tends =
to soothe wild animals. Too much visual clutter contributes to the =
general cacophony. Poorly maintained, stored equipment and =
supplies,often contributes to student agitation and unrest.

CHECK LIST FOR SURVIVAL:

Devise and enforce a "MATERIAL CONTROL SYSTEM" at the outset.

Allow NO TALKING while students work. Incessant chatter disrupts =
concentration.

Start with short assignments that can be completed within one period, =
and set time limits.

Encourage students to work quickly and efficiently. No dawdling!

During "flat work" assignments, have students pin up work immediately =
after completion.

Get students used to rendering many exercises - not just one.

When one segment is completed, expect students to go on to another.

This requires daily follow-up, and follow-through. Make continuous =
rounds during a lesson. One cannot conduct visual arts from a desk =
position. Being too casual or too lenient with student behavior opens =
the door to disrespect and civil disobedience. Teachers who dress and =
talk as their students, often find little respect when conflicts arise. =
Remember, these are immature creatures. Their value systems are
developing. They need healthy models of instruction, and a physical =
environment that is conducive to learning.
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RE: "Welcome to the social plague of the 20-21st=20 centuries."
 
It all relates to "discontinuity." The physical = classroom=20 environment, curriculum content, and structure can either attract or = distract=20 students. Playing classical music (even over student objection)) tends = to soothe=20 wild animals. Too much visual clutter contributes to the general = cacophony.=20 Poorly maintained, stored equipment and=20 supplies,often contributes to student agitation and unrest.
 
CHECK LIST FOR SURVIVAL:
 
Devise and  enforce a "MATERIAL CONTROL SYSTEM" = at the=20 outset.
 
Allow NO TALKING while students work. Incessant = chatter=20 disrupts concentration.
 
Start with short assignments that can be completed = within one=20 period, and set time limits.
 
Encourage students to work quickly and efficiently. = No=20 dawdling!
 
During "flat work" assignments, have students pin up = work=20 immediately after completion.
 
Get students used to rendering many exercises - not = just=20 one.
 
When one segment is completed, expect students to go = on to=20 another.
 
This requires daily follow-up, and follow-through. = Make=20 continuous rounds during a lesson. One cannot conduct visual arts from a = desk=20 position. Being too casual or too lenient with student=20 behavior opens the door to disrespect and civil disobedience.=20 Teachers who dress and talk as their students, often find = little=20 respect when conflicts arise. Remember, these are immature creatures. = Their=20 value systems are
developing. They need healthy models of instruction, = and a=20 physical environment that is conducive to learning.
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