Congrats on your new job. I too am a new art teacher, K-2 and 3-5 in two
buildings. I was glad that you posted your questions, because they helped
me a bit. I feel silly, but could you please tell me what is "TAB," (It is
probably something I already know with a new acronym) and by "spiraling your
curriculum," do you mean teaching the same strand through different media or
what exactly do you mean.
Help needed in New Jersey.
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Along with the Harry Wong publication, I would also suggest Discpline
Without Stress - Dr. Marvin Marshall. Great resource for management of your
room. I have used it for 4 years and have gotten most of my students to
remember my saying...."Level C is Where You Want To Be!"
In my view - teaching procedures just makes life so much easier. I make a
powerpoint for each grade level ( I teach grades 6,7 and 9) with some minor
modifications...essentially my procedures remain the same for all levels.
I also post procedures on my website...and have them in my room. Hope this
information is useful for you!
I just want to say Thank You to all of you who responded with such great
insight and advice. This group is such a great resource and support! I am
really excited about incorporating some aspects of TAB, and will probably do
a spiraling curriculum- at least for this first year, until I know for sure
where the students are at (and to stay somewhat sane with all the different
ages I'll be teaching...).
Art teacher wannabe no more