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Lesson Plans

Re: classroom management

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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Tue, 18 May 1999 20:55:06 -0500

In a really great art therapy class I took at Cardnial Stritch U.
in Milwaukee I was taught that you should never give rules to ED
students as they will surly set out to break them. Make them as
you go along, when the need arises. Something like "O.K. you
just found out something you cannot do in my classroom." Of
course this may not be a good idea for regular classrooms of
students but the behaviorally challenged are always looking for a
rule to break.

> > 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.