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Re: Dumbing down & talk quiet

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Donald Peters (softsnow)
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 06:12:30 PDT


I appreciate what everyone out there is saying and I'm glad some of you work
in schools where students will get quiet if you wait for them, but for me
that is not a reality. Tried it. Doesn't work.
As for keeping them after school? They BEG me to stay after school. School
is my kids favorite place. They feel safest here. Learned right away three
years ago that I couldn't use that as a punishment.

As for dumbing down, in our district you are only allowed to fail a certain
percentage of the students (10%) so you HAVE to pass the rest of them EVEN
IF THEY DON'T SHOW UP TO SCHOOL!! Talk about asinine.
As an elementary art teacher, I am required to give I,S,H. I hate it, but as
this is a district policy and there are 30+ elem. art teachers, even if I
throw a huge fit it only makes little waves. Unfortunately.

One more thing that bugs me! When students come to art class is when the
reg. teacher has their conference. As long as that teacher gets their
conference nobody cares what I do in my room. Trust me, I have tried
everything I can think of to help generate interest, but still, nobody
cares. I could worship Satan for 45 minutes and as long as the teacher got
their conference that would be fine. Argh!

Pat

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