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Re: First Day Blues

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Woody Duncan (wduncan)
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 18:41:04 -0500


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It's not perfect and it is a lot of work. But work the crowd, herd the students
who
move about and continue to tell them what you expect, the best. I had to kick
another
student out for threatening to kill a new student from Bosnia today. The vice
principle backs me up
when I send someone out. I just have a great mix of kids to work with, it's an
education itself.
Some friends say I work in the little UN. I just wish we had some stability, 8
new students joined
my classes today. It's like a revolving door. We are into school reform. My
suggestion is to freeze
students in the schools they start at. We had teachers from New York and New
Jersey come to talk
to us about their reform efforts. One teacher said she got 3 new students last
year. Wow, I got
3 new 6th graders in my 3 period class today !! But I know if I hang in there
it will work out for
the ones who stay with us. But we fail to help the hundreds of students who go
through our
turn stiles during the year. We are evaluated on the test scores of those who
happen to be
in our building the week that we test. And, we are budgeted on the number
sitting in seats on
September 21st. Not a lot of rhyme or reason to this job. But I know my kids
are good, I entered
work by 13 students in Scholastic Arts last year and all 13 won awards. I just
wish we could
serve all the students not just the ones that stay awhile.
Not all is Rosie at Rosiedale,
Woody in KC

BluesTruth wrote:

> Woody--
> What is your secret? You sound like you have it all together. I can't be
> nice like you discussed because my studetns really take advantage. you see,
> these kids are not just bad kids, they are mentally ill kids with mentally
> ill parents raising them. I'm at a loss. The Principal is no help. SHe's in
> her own world.

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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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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> It's not perfect and it is a lot of work.  But work the crowd, herd the students who
move about and continue to tell them what you expect, the best.  I had to kick another
student out for threatening to kill a new student from Bosnia today.  The vice principle backs me up
when I send someone out.  I just have a great mix of kids to work with, it's an education itself.
Some friends say I work in the little UN.  I just wish we had some stability, 8 new students joined
my classes today.  It's like a revolving door.  We are into school reform. My suggestion is to freeze
students in the schools they start at.  We had teachers from New York and New Jersey come to talk
to us about their reform efforts.  One teacher said she got 3 new students last year.  Wow, I got
3 new 6th graders in my 3 period class today !!  But I know if I hang in there it will work out for
the ones who stay with us.  But we fail to help the hundreds of students who go through our
turn stiles during the year.  We are evaluated on the test scores of those who happen to be
in our building the week that we test.  And, we are budgeted on the number sitting in seats on
September 21st.  Not a lot of rhyme or reason to this job.  But I know my kids are good, I entered
work by 13 students in Scholastic Arts last year and all 13 won awards.  I just wish we could
serve all the students not just the ones that stay awhile.
                                                Not all is Rosie at Rosiedale, Woody in KC

BluesTruth wrote:

Woody--
What is your secret?  You sound like you have it all together.  I can't be
nice like you discussed  because my studetns really take advantage.  you see,
these kids are not just bad kids, they are mentally ill kids with mentally
ill parents raising them. I'm at a loss.  The Principal is no help.  SHe's in
her own world.


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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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