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regarding h.s. students who don't pass anything in.

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Pam Wellington Lackey (loveart)
Sun, 03 Jan 1999 14:16:32 EST

It is difficult and demoralizing, I know, but
1: make sure you do not extend deadlines for them....this is extremely
unfair to the students who meet them.
2: Fail students who do not pass in work, or do not pass it in on time
and (in my school you can send a discipline referal to the office for
kids who refuse to work.) send a discipline referral to the office and
3. Call home or send a progress report home to make sure parents know.
4: Don't lower your standards or expectations, make them raise theirs.
5:Throw a kid out of your classroom who consistantly refuses to work;
I'm sure the acedemic teachers do it all the time.
6: Give it two or three years of consistantly doing this and word will
get around. The issue is really respect for you and your program.
6:Success is the best revenge. A successful and popular art program is
1. a challenging one
2. an interesting, fun and varied one
3. one with clearly stated goals and standards,
4. taught by a caring but no nonsense teacher. Being tough will not
make you unpopular with any but the kids who aren't working or
there to learn anyway!
7: Finally, know that there will always be kids dumped into your
program who are like this and try not to make them the focus of your
day, week, life! Sometimes, when all else has been tried and failed,
ignoring is best.
Good luck
Pam Lackey

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