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Re: Suggestions for handing behavior problems?


Date: Sun Nov 03 2002 - 11:34:56 PST

    This is just an observation from my years of teaching (7, going on 8) and
raising my little one, and not a recommendation to ameliorate disruptive
classroom behavior:
    A lot of children are not taught at home to just sit and do something
quietly. Children's toys are noisy contraptions with lots of bells and
whistles and things to bang on. TVs are blaring and music is loud, as loud as
possible sometimes. How many times have we sat in a car literally shaking
from the bass of the car in back of us cranked up full volume? Video games
are loud and full of violence. A lot of kids come to class with a lot of
issues which many times we don't really know about. So it is difficult to get
kids to settle down and draw and paint and problem solve creatively. It's a
real challenge.
Dennis in Stockton