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Re: [teacherartexchange] Behavior, clean up & Delurking


From: Stephanie Corder (stephaniemcorder_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 03 2005 - 02:51:01 PDT

Tammy Willis <> wrote:
 I think I will add the art letters and try that. I
 think it will
 help to remind them when they are getting to loud
 without me having
 to keep telling them all the time. I personally
 don't like a quiet
> class. I like a class that knows how to manage their
> voices and
> still work. Now getting it is another story. I have
> sometimes told
> them now this class we can't have talking, like when
> we did gestures
> and contour lines.
> Hi all, after having been a "digest lurker" for
> quite some time, I was finally compelled to join in
> the conversation! I've been a member of the arts
> educators group for the last year and it's been a
> wonderful resource for me. Then when Stacie began
> her posts about classroom management I responded to
> her off-list and continued to follow the
> conversationsin digest format, really wanting to
> join in, but feeling too shy. So here I am!
> This is my second year teaching, I am a formally
> trained artist that became an art teacher through a
> series of events. I LOVE teaching, and the
> oppurtunity to dapple in all the different mediums
> and formats. What I really have to work at is
> classroom management; I've been a parent for going
> on 12 years and that experience has helped somewhat.
> And, most of the time my classes are fine, I'm
> always willing to try something new discipline wise,
> or add to what I'm already doing.
> The main thing I do now is, I use ART, I allow
> quiet talking but if I have to warn them to quiet
> down or get back on task, they lose a letter.....if
> we lose all three, ART is over and they've lost the
> privilege for the week. My classes are once a week
> btw.
> I'm adding to the ART thing this week; if a class
> still has not lost any letters of ART by the end of
> the class, they get a Mona Buck, the first grade to
> earn 6 bucks (again my classes meet once a week)
> will be awarded with an edible art project. We'll
> see how it works, I can handle one "special" project
> every six weeks or so, depending on how long it
> takes them to "get it".
> Sorry this went long,
> Stephanie in St. Croix

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