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Re: [teacherartexchange] music in the classroom


From: Darren High (darren_high_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 05 2005 - 15:31:08 PDT

I'm not sure what you have been smoking, but flipping
the lights off is a way to get the attention of
students without yelling or blowing a whistle. It's
pretty simple.

--- Patricia Knott <> wrote:

> I spent 12 years in a classroom with no windows. I
> just moved to new
> rooms that have more windows and light than I could
> ever hope for. The
> students are all enamored with the light. They love
> and relish in the
> in the natural glow.
> Why would I ever turn the lights off?
> Why would I ever intentionally put my students in
> the dark?
> I only want to let the light shine .
> Are you saying that dark places cause response?
> How creepy?
> Although dark places have been the substance of many
> art expressions, I
> think we do not have to create the dark places for
> them. They have
> plenty of dark places , within their own lives, and
> I don't have to
> make another one for them.
> Look at their "dark places" and make it into art,
> but don't create yet
> another place that they don't feel safe.
> How do you make your student feel safe?
> On Jul 5, 2005, at 4:43 PM, Darren High wrote:
> intentially
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
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