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RE: Using art as discipline.


From: Maggie Tucker (maggiet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 03:34:53 PST

My latest is an 8th grade English teacher who 1) arranged a "Read Across
America" at an elementary school 2) went to the school principal without
talking to me and said to him 3) all the students will miss is their
related arts time. She's gotten offended by my refusal to go along with
this, but oh well. I figure I either care for what I do or I join a
group of educators who don't deserve the name.

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        Sent: Tue 2/26/02 7:28 PM
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        Subject: Using art as discipline.
        Ok, all you wise art colleagues, I am asking for your sage
advice. What is your opinion regarding classrom teachers who remove kids
from art class for either behavior issues or to finish other classroom
work? It's not permitted at my school, but teachers still do it. I
travel to the classrooms and find it very difficult to deal with staff
who do this. I feel very strongly that this should not happen, but wish
to keep a peaceful work environment, too. How do you handle this? judy
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