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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need Video/DVD Info


From: Ken Schwab (bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 15:01:47 PST

I feel your pain, when I was out because of my stroke, the sub played
on the computer and made stock trades while my classes ran amok. I
came in to visit with a walker and was ready to hit him with it. the
kids were ready to quit and it was a mess. I was out 3 months. Tell
the school that you do not want this sub ever again! Next ask your
Principal's secretary for the inside scoop on good subs and ones that
follow your directions (they are not all bad) Give your detailed
plans and ask to be called at the end of the day to hear what

Funny, some subs complain about teacher's leaving no plans, then you
have great plans and directions and they still can't follow. Well
sometimes you understand why they are subs and not teachers. Maybe
ask for a retired teacher that is subbing maybe they will be better
at following your plan or not be intimidated by the students.

There is a great video on Picasso and Braque that I bought and used a
lot. As well as one on Impressionism. Look in the catalogs,They had
a false tear on the cover.

my two cents,

Ken Schwab

--- wrote:

> Art Educators,
> Do you have problems with Subs who don't follow your plans and
> have kids do
> "whatever" they want in your classes.
> I was out since last Friday to today (Tuesday)with Sciatica and
> have gotten
> reports of horrific things going on in my high school classes.
> And...I left
> detailed plans, a classroom management plan and discipline plan for
> the subs.
> I even attached a seating plan with my attendance roll.
> Acrylic brushes are ruined, a paint mess was left in the sink even
> when I
> made a specific point that no classes were to paint but work on
> the assignment
> in their sketchbooks. My kids know my "drill" with cleanup, etc. ,
> yet
> hood-winked the Sub. to even let them make hot chocolate for
> themselves. In one
> class, 18 students sat at ONE table, painting, shoulder to
> shoulder, no less,
> while the Sub hid behind my desk. I'm flamin' mad.
> I decided that Subs will only do videos/DVDs where the kids could
> follow
> them and draw or take a test on the content. I need good ones that
> are suitable
> for high school. Maybe some cartooning ones.
> I have "Behind the Scenes," some of Crizmacs but they are more
> suited for
> Middles. Also, I need input and ideas of what you do for Subs at
> this grade
> level. that hopefully, my sub will listen and carry through. I
> appreciate your
> help. I'm a 16 year veteran and never had Subs refuse to do my
> plans.
> Thanks,Arts Buddies.
> Marsh in Orlando
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