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Lesson Plans


Re: Teaching in the inner city

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freckles spots (freckles_spot)
Mon, 05 Oct 1998 16:54:58 PDT


I taught younger children in a inner city school. I know EXACTLY what
you are talking about. The first year I was in cultural shock over how
these people lived. The second year, I felt I was making a
difference...and by the third year....I was burned out....totally.

Advice....be very organized. Have everything labeled so if it shows up
in a different class, everyone will know it is yours. Don't talk down
to the students...they hate that. I told my students that if they
wanted my respect, they had to give me respect. It helped.

I also focused my lessons not only on art, but on teamwork, trust, self
esteem and self confidence. It may not have been the DBAE method, but
these student needed more than just red + blue = purple.

Good luck. I admire those to stay in the trenches.
Judy in OK

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