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Re: [teacherartexchange] Aquestion for middle school and high school teachers

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From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 09 2006 - 14:26:39 PDT


Good advise Maggie
Susan in Ohio

--- Maggie White <mwhiteaz@cybertrails.com> wrote:

> Hi, Heather,
>
> I taught HS for many years and loved it; had very
> few behavior problems
> overall. The key is to let them know the first day
> you think they are
> young adults; point out they've been in school a
> loooo-ooong time and
> they know how they're supposed to behave. "Do I
> really need to go over
> a bunch of rules and consequences?" I would get
> them into a routine
> the very first day without long lectures about
> behavior. My basic rules
> were Be Respectful, Be Respectable, Be Responsible,
> Always Do Your
> Best. Those four pretty much take care of
> everything. Then I'd talk
> briefly about the class and what kinds of things
> we'd be doing during
> the semester, followed by a fun ice-breaker. That
> would keep them busy
> a day or two, then I could talk a bit more about
> specific expectations
> and consequences. If a student did start to get
> out of line, I would
> finish my demo/lecture and then talk with him
> privately in my office or
> in the hallway. Unless a kid was a chronic
> nuisance, I almost never
> talked to parents. I think they respected that I
> treated them more like
> adults.
>
> Maggie
>
> lattimoreh@k12tn.net wrote:
>
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >For the past two years I have been teaching art in
> elementary schools.
> >However, I will be teaching high school this year.
> I am most concerned
> >about classroom management and behavior with the
> older kids. With my
> >elementary kids I had a "sign-in" sheet for
> behavior. I would simply have
> >the kids sign in when they had bad behavior,
> discuss it with them later,
> >and decide whether to contact parents. Do you
> think something like this
> >would be effective with high school kids? Overall
> the school does not
> >have major behavior problems, but I was unsure if a
> "sign-in" would be
> >enough for that age. Any suggestions????
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Heather Lattimore
> >
> >
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