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Lesson Plans

opinions needed

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Sat, 29 May 1999 23:28:44 EDT

Leah, I agree with Ann - taking a student teacher while working "on a cart"
would have some advantages. When you switch from an art room to a cart, you
lose the opportunity to have all your supplies immediately available. Things
always come up while teaching, and even the best preparation might leave out
certain items. You or your student teacher would be able to leave the
classroom for supplies. Also, having taught both in a room and on a cart, I
know how physically demanding the latter is - the daily packing, carrying,
loading and unloading is exhausting so you might appreciate sharing the work
with another adult. If you don't take the student teacher, you could recruit
students to carry pre-packed boxes to their classrooms (somehow, I never was
able to fit EVERYTHING on the cart). The student teacher will take a lot of
your time, but remember that you will be organizing and cleaning up as you go
through your day, perhaps leaving less work for the end of the day. Make sure
everyone in your school knows that you cannot teach the same art program from
a cart - you will need to simplify and cut back. Good luck with your decision.

Diane Jaquith
Burr School
Newton, MA

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