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julie/discipline

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Rodney and Barbara Boville (rboville)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 18:00:26 -0600


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Julie, discipline sure is changing, and I imagine all of us out there =
teaching have to come up with new tricks. I will share some of mine. (I =
teach 1st thru 5th.) I find there is always a problem if there is =
"unused or lax time", so I keep them working. Every unit that we do, we =
make small manilla folders. In this folder I include a wordsearch that =
I have made using terms of the unit (ex. sculpture, Monet, drawing). =
This is glued in the folder and the students work on it any time they =
are not actively engaged in their art project. (drying time, waiting for =
a supply and such). I tell them this is a required element of the unit. =
Those who do not finish during class time may take it home. I begin =
this practice with my second graders. Your media specialist may be able =
to give you on info on software availabe in your system for this =
(crosswords and mazes can be done too)--- I also put the word "NOISE" up =
on the board for every class. If there is any yelling,loud talking,etc. =
I have a student erase a letter from the end of the word. The students =
are told that if we get to "NO", that means no more art. And I carry =
through....No threats!!!!!!!! (I don't try to run a silent class, but a =
quiet working atmosphere.) It may happen once or twice at the beginning =
of the school year to a class or two, and the "word" gets out through =
the student rumor mill real quick. I have been at each of my two schools =
for 7 and 8 years so my students are used to my methods. They have =
become really very good, and I am able to do so much with them and truly =
enjoy every one of my classes. It wasn't like that at one of my schools =
in particular when I first transferred there. I had some real tough =
kids and they really tested, consistency is very important. One school =
is suburban, the other is a Title one school, high ESL population. I =
have a real diverse population and it is going well this year, watch in =
a few days I will be eating my words. Barbara from Green Bay

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Julie, discipline sure is changing, = and I=20 imagine all of us out there teaching have to come up with new tricks. I = will=20 share some of mine. (I teach 1st thru 5th.)  I find there is always = a=20 problem if there is "unused or lax time", so I keep them = working.=20 Every unit that we do, we make small manilla folders.  In this = folder I=20 include a wordsearch that I have made using terms of the unit (ex. = sculpture,=20 Monet, drawing). This is glued in = the folder=20 and the students work on it any time they are not actively engaged in = their art=20 project. (drying time, waiting for a supply and such). I tell them this = is a=20 required element of the unit. Those who do not finish during class time = may take=20 it home.  I begin this practice with my second graders. Your media=20 specialist may be able to give you on info on software availabe in your = system=20 for this (crosswords and mazes can be done too)--- I also put the word=20 "NOISE" up on the board for every = class.  If=20 there is any yelling,loud talking,etc. I have a student erase a letter = from the=20 end of the word.  The students are told that if we get to = "NO",=20 that means no more art. And I carry through....No threats!!!!!!!! (I = don't try=20 to run a silent class, but a quiet working atmosphere.) It may happen = once or=20 twice at the beginning of the school year to a class or two, and the=20 "word" gets out through the student rumor mill real quick. I = have been=20 at each of my two schools for 7 and 8 years so my students are used to = my=20 methods. They have become really very good, and I am able to do = so much=20 with them and truly enjoy every one of my classes.  It = wasn't like=20 that at one of my schools in particular when I first transferred = there.  I=20 had some real tough kids and they really tested, consistency is very = important.=20 One school is suburban, the other is a Title one school, high ESL=20 population.  I have a real diverse population and it is going well = this=20 year, watch in a few days I will be eating my words. Barbara from Green=20 Bay
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