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Re: Teaching Art to the masses & ESL

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Kathleen C Black (kblack)
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 23:35:36 -0400

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Dear Rebecca,

In reply to your request for help with a problem student:

Do not let these students intimidate you. Remember that you have
had more experience than they have had and that YOU are the teacher.
Sometimes it takes a special reminder when a student teacher is close in
age to high school students. You must have the feeling that you are in
control of the situation. Have any student who is being rude support
his/her remark by explaining why the remark was said. A "I don't know"
definitely will not do. Do this in front of the other students in the
class. It would probably be to everyone's advantage that you schedule a
conference before or after class with an offending student. Often times it
helps two parties to understand each other better. This student seems to
need a lot of attention!
I hope this helps a little. You can plan just how you are going to
go about student teaching, but then you find out that you have to re-group
and modify for various types of classes. Who ever said student teaching is

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