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Re: money, postage stamps and flags/middle school discipline

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 21:30:22 -0400


Middle School Art = Large sense of humor+recollection of how it was when you
were there (much the same:what was important?) + belief that what you are
doing is helpful and valid + patience + ability to pick your battles +
making sure you keep the learning fun and relevant to them + enjoying what
you do and your environment. + ability to blow off 50% of their thoughtless
comments
I'll bet there are more students than you notice who are getting something
out of what you teach. What are your expectations? They are still kids after
all.
Lisa in VA

>Nora wrote,
>Also - just finished my first year of middle school art teaching having
>come from 2-3 grade. I know that being better organized will help some
>discipline problems and that will come with experience. However, anyone
>know of any resources/websites that deal with discipline at this age? I
>am becoming hardened and ugly already - my mouth doesn't hang quite so
>low in reaction to their actions and words. I had visions (illusions) of
>this happy, inspired classroom. Ha!
>However, school just ended and I'm still excited and enthused about
>finding new ideas and techniques so there is still hope - and there were
>1 or 2 students in most classes that were listening and appreciative.
>
>Thanks again,
>Nora Redfern