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Re: [teacherartexchange] How to be ghetto?


Date: Mon Mar 06 2006 - 18:24:33 PST

I think all this is frills. Concentrate on clear expectations. I firmly believe that
kids want to please and will perform as you ask if they understand what it is
they are being asked to do. \


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 16:09:26 -0500
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] How to be ghetto?
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>How funny is this? I asked my new group of middle schoolers to
>describe their favorite teacher. Many picked the 7th/8th grade math
>teacher at this school. I've actually never met her, but I just had to
>after I read what they wrote. They wrote that they love her because
>she's "ghetto." LOL. So I told her, and she laughed, and right away I
>could tell that she had the quality I've been searching for. She knows
>how to talk like them and relate to them. I can tell that she's tough,
>but that she uses humor to gain their respect. Apparently when they
>act up, she says, "Don't make me get ghetto on you!" So, perhaps I
>need to toughen up my image. I mean, I know a bit of the hip hop
>lingo, and I know some artists, but maybe I need to freshen up and
>definitely come up with some new projects relating to hip hop. Maybe
>even a quote from Snoop Dog from time to time? LOL! I really want to
>relate to them and make this an enjoyable class for them. Any
>resources for my research you could recommend? I think that I might
>even ask this teacher if I could observe her one day or talk to her
>about how she handles the kids. I'm going to end this year on a
>high...I need to!
>Stacie D.
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