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Lesson Plans


theft

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Heidi McElroy (hmcelroy)
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 21:02:57 -0500


for Steve and other victims of burglary - To combat this problem , I have
on occasion counted supplies that were handed out and collected them
myself, telling the class that I handed out twenty five and no one leaves
until we get 25 back. Other times I have handed them out myself and have
had each student return it to me..It takes time, yes and it works. I also
ocassionally remind them that I buy the best I can get for the money and we
have to share and use things wisely. The supplies are for the students use
but they do not own them.
I don't know what level you teach, but I have found that you will
be happier and have better supplies if you collect supplies yourself..Your
students, though they may be trusted, don't have the same vested interest
in the supplies that you have.
Also try keeping out only those supplies that you are using. If
you are organized, students will respect that and see that you care about
supplies.
Good luck and one more thing , don't take the theft personally or
let it ruin the great things about teaching Art.
Heidi McElroy