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Lesson Plans

Re: classroom management

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Stenger - Judith DiSalvo (jstenger)
Mon, 9 Feb 1998 15:22:25 -0500 (EST)

Hi Ruth,
One thing that works fairly well for me is to assign a four paragraph
problem solving essay which must be signed by the parent and presented to
me before the next art class. I do have an understanding with
administration and they've been very cooperative with me about excluding
the student until they comply. If they don't turn it in the next day I
call the parents. I've also made contracts for a few students and let
their parents know that this was an effort to help their student be more
successful in my class. These are to be signed by parents nightly. They
work if both you and the parent hold the child responsible for giving it
to you. I usually ask them to use the contract for a week at a time. If
the behavior improves, we try to go without it. Good Luck.

On Sat, 7 Feb 1998, Ruth Wilson wrote:

> Looking for suggestions as to how you handle discipline issues in the
> art room for grades 4-6th. Mainly the older kids. Sometimes I have had a
> class with about 6 kids who have attitude problems out of 25. They are
> disruptive to the point that aat times it takes more time dealing with
> them than teaching. Does anyone have ideas that have worked. I have
> grouped them all at 1 table, separated them out to different working
> areas, called unsupportive parents, etc. If I do a highly motivating
> project it sometimes gets them more wired.An example is 1 of my students
> whose mom told me she sees no value in teaching art so she ddoesn't care
> if her child participates (She is a concert pianist) Thanks in advance.
> Still looking for tie dyeing ideas for steps and supplies to use.
> =) Ruth