Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on! GettyGames

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


From: Mikel Lee (mikellee31_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 17 2006 - 09:10:50 PST

Have you asked the destructo child what her problem
is? If she went to the counselor and told them that
art just wasn't her thing then they would find her
somewhere to be, but if you just want her moved
because you would rather not deal with her they won't
do that. You can put the choice back in the girl's lap
by telling her that you want her to enjoy art and be a
part of your class, but you have students who are busy
and deserve to have a peaceful environment. If she
can't behave she will have to sit alone and do an
alternative assignment or go to the office everyday.

You might even go to your AP and ask for advice in how
to deal with this girl and show the path you have
taken up to now. Sometimes they are willing to help if
you seek guidance before just writing a referral.

Now, if she is unsafe with scissors and pencils and
vandalizes school property with paint and markers and
such then she would have no business in the art room
and they might move her for that.- Mikel

Sponsored Link

Online degrees - find the right program to advance your career.

To unsubscribe go to