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Lesson Plans


Ceramics and glazing

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Pat Duncan (pdmun)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:32:02 -0800


I teach 25 to 30 in Ceramics. We do high fire and low.

I have always had a problem when we first start glazing.
Everybody is in the glaze area fighting for space to work.
I have lived with this for years. They are so eager to get to it.

This year it occured to me that my posted "Weekly clean up schedule" for
the wedging table, sink area, and wheels breaks the class into 5 sections.
Duh. It finally hit me that I could use that same schedule to let
students glaze. They now do their glazing the same day as their extra
clean up duties.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN CLASS MANAGEMENT. I am kicking myself
around the room for not thinking of this simple solution years ago.

Everyone knows when they are to glaze. A no brainer and it never popped
into my head all these years.

I will bet whatever you do, you could work the same type of
system to help you organize your class work stations.

Pat Duncan
Madera High School
Madera, CA