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> From: Pam Wellington Lackey <loveart>
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: regarding h.s. students who don't pass anything in.
> Date: Sunday, January 03, 1999 1:16 PM
> 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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