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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art as a dumping ground - need advice

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Heather_Hayes_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Nov 17 2006 - 08:46:29 PST


Bunki, I think you're right that I haven't bee squeaking loud enough...I
have a tendency to do that. I've been cautious about complaining too much
here because this school has a history (from what I've heard through the
grapevine) of finding reasons not to renew the contract of squeaky wheels.
 They've had 4 different art teachers in 5 years! I'm the only one who's
come back for a second year. I know the teacher prior to me was viewed as
having poor classroom management because she sent a lot of kids to the
office. I don't know if she really did have poor management or not.

It just makes me very cautious about sending kids to the office.

Heather Hayes
Visual Art

From the sound of your post and what you are saying, it seems the squeaky
wheels (other electives) are getting heard and you're not squeakin' loud
enough.

What I'm trying to say is...don't let yourself be "used" by the
admins./counseling office as the ONLY dumping ground. If you are being
"used", you need to change your own responses/reactions for anything else
to
happen. Toodles.....Bunki

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