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Re: noise level (to start the year)


Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 21:31:08 PDT

In a message dated 6/19/01 8:57:18 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Another trick is to meet them at the door early on in the year (a couple of
 times), catch the loud-talky ones before they enter, and put finger to
 mouth...don't have to say a word...and they almost always enter the room
 quietly and get to work. >>

Bunki...I love this and actually know it works but forgot to use it on a
daily basis. As part of our visiting art program, a wonderful artist came to
talk to my high school students. Her physical appearance was extreme. She
was about 6 feet tall and wore a huge wrapped fabric hat thing. It was
actually a kind of art piece of her invention although she wears these head
coverings all the time. I didn't want the students to misbehave since she
was already in the class when they arrived so I met them at the door and
wispered to each one....act maturely. They were wonderful and liked her very
much. Thanks again for reminding me. Eileen