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> From: Bonnie Halfpenny <bhalfpen.az.us>
> To: Robert E. "Bo" Sheffey & Family <sheffey>
> Cc: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: classroom management
> Date: Monday, February 09, 1998 11:44 AM
> I really hate to see you use any kind of research as a punishment, but at
> least you came up with an idea that works, and isn't a great amount of
> trouble for you. Maybe sticking with the "answering questions from the
> art book" is a better plan. Keep us posted.
> On Sun, 8 Feb 1998, Robert E. "Bo" Sheffey & Family wrote:
> > Ruth 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. "
> > Ruth,
> > This is my first year teaching middle school art and I have had the
> > problem which is ongoing. I came up with something a few weeks ago and
> > would be interested in getting some feedback because it is effective
> > I have misgivings about using it.
> > On the board, I write an alternative assignment for the day. It is
> > usually researching an artist, or answering questions out of the art
> > book. Any student who misbehaves (talks out of turn while I'm
> > introducing a project, misuses art supplies, won't stay in seat, etc.)
> > is given this alternate assignment. He is not allowed to work with art
> > supplies for that day. If he finishes it by the end of the period, he
> > comes in tomorrow with a fresh start. If not, he has to work on it
> > tomorrow. If not completed by the end of the second day, I refer the
> > child to the office and call the parent.
> > This has been very effective. My concern is that when I want the whole
> > class to research out of the book, they will view it as punishment.
> > What thoughts do the rest of you have on this?
> > TREE