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Re: [teacherartexchange] music in the classroom


From: Darren High (darren_high_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 05 2005 - 13:43:44 PDT

Turning out the lights is also effective, especially
if there are no outside windows or the blinds are
drawn so it become really dark with the lights out.

--- "M. Austin" <> wrote:

> True, a whistle would get their attention, but
> wouldn't be nearly as much
> fun! It is the unexpected that gets them. BUT this
> is my style - and has
> worked for me for 11 years now. Everyone has to
> discover what works for
> them, and is within their comfort range. In my
> building, a whistle would
> disrupt ALL the classes (we have a total of 10
> classrooms in our high
> school. :-)
> ~Michal
> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> > Instead of jumping jacks and climbing on the
> counter
> > to get their attention, I would recommend using a
> > whistle like the coaches use. You can get them in
> the
> > sports department at Wal-Mart for a couple of
> bucks.
> > I've found that students hate it when I blow it
> > because of the pitch and reverberation in the
> room, so
> > after blowing it once I usually just have to raise
> it
> > to my lips and the students will help get everyone
> > quiet so they don't have to hear it. It also
> comes in
> > handy if you have to do any sort of outside duty.
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