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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need Video/DVD Info


From: Jeff Pridie (jeffpridie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 16:21:02 PST


Wow, first of all where are the administrators? This
is not acceptable from a sub or students. The subs
need to be talked to and the students for sure need an

When I have a sub students are given exercises or
notes to take that are due at the end of the hour. If
any materials are ruined they all lose points unless
the guilty come forward. This has happened once to
test the water and never happened again. They police
each other. We are a community of artist and as such
need to police each other in order for the mass not to
be punished. I also have the policy and make it very
clear that any mishavior for a sub can warrant being
removed from the class for the rest of the year. Art
is a required elective. I can elect them not to be
there as they h

I have had poor subs who have not followed my
directions and that is the last time they sub for me.
I make a point to talk to the principal and make it
clear the quality of the sub, positive or negative.

So suggestions would be have input on your subs and
hold the students accountable by measurable things to
be done when you are gone. Give the materials a good
percentage of a score to affect grades if not done.

Jeff (Minnesota)

> 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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