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Re: Hello Debbie- Welcome aboard


Date: Mon Jun 16 2003 - 16:03:22 PDT


My name is Dina and I have been a part of this group for some time now.
This is the first time that I am writing and I would like to share my
thoughts and ask some questions.
I am currently teaching at P.S 9 in Queens N.Y. It is a special education
schoolo for emotionally disturbed students.
I started teaching art at this school but I was unfortunately transfered to
teach a special ed. classroom.
When I was teaching art to these students I found it incredibly difficult to
keep them focused on one task due to there disabilities. Most of them are
severly emotionally disturbed and use violence as an outlet for there emotions.
Because of that I am reduced to teaching them simple projects , limiting my
supplies because most of them would end up destroyed and broken.
If anyone has any advice for me, any projects that would be good for this
population i would appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!1

Thank you,