Salvador Wilcox wrote:
> Seig Heil! just joking. but on a more serious note, the more rules and the
> more restricted students feel, the less creativity they will exude. i
> wonder if we let students feel we trust them and foster a classroom of
> mutual respect, if the rules would be unspoken and unnecesary. i don't mean
> anarchy of course but that we become better teachers when we let go of our
> need to be in control, to be domineering; and to let go of our expectations
> and let the students take charge of their work.
> salvador wilcox
> in soon-to-be-unbearable-pittsburgh
> >From: Jackie Billingsley <jab1997>
> >To: artsednet.edu
> >Subject: classroom management
> >Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 19:03:55 -0500
> >Hi gang,
> >I would like some feedback on what your expectations are for your
> >students when it comes to classroom management. Below are my
> >expectations, maybe i am too hard.
> >1. Follow are rules lined out in school discipline management book.
> >2. Students are responsible for their own daily supplies - pen, pencil,
> >sketchbook, I dont even loan them out.
> >3. I have high expectations hoping to get above average instead of low
> >expectations and barely getting that.
> >4. I answer all questions through questions when I can, to force
> >students to find it themselves from previous knowledge, they hate that,
> >just give them the answer.
> >5. I dont provide answers to questions such as "What color should I
> >use?" I feel if I do, I have done the thinking and they are only going
> >through the motions.
> >6. Students should stay on task at all times, concentrating on work, a
> >large amount of unnecessary visiting hinders thinking about what they
> >are doing. Now discussing work that is going on is different. I
> >constantly monitor students progress, keeping them on task.
> >I could go on, anyone care to add to this or take away from my approach.
> Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com