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2400 seconds (40 minutes)

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arteaser_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Sep 10 2002 - 16:16:57 PDT


Ok you have a class period with 2400 seconds with +/- 25 kids.

* How does it break out practically?
(classroom management, greetings, anticipatory set, instruction,
production, critique/dialogue, cleanup, grade/age group whatever ???
(Granted each class is different with different goals-- What's "average"
tho?)

* What events are significant?

* Aprox. how much 1-on-1 time/instruction would you say is available per
class?

* What percentage of the class gets that 1-on-1 time each class on
average? 1/2? 1/3?

* How long is each 1-on-1 event? 20 seconds, 60 seconds??

* What percentage is management: "Ralph keep your hands to yourself!
Ralph!! RALPH!!!" (8 sec here 12 seconds there) quality?

* Anyone know of any good time motion studies in the art classroom?

I DON'T EXPECT ANYONE TO HAVE COMPREHENSIVE DATA HERE just a few anecdotal
scraps that on reflection appear to be the case. For example I figure 600
seconds (10 minutes) on average for cleanup but during that 10 minutes I
can also piggyback maybe 4 minutes of "RALPH!!!" time keeping everyone on
task. A lot of time gets piggybacked this way.

On the other hand when "RALPH!!!" piggybacks into instructional time its
not really a piggy-back but a truncation, a hole taken from the time
available.

I'm wondering if, on average, any one of my kids gets about 38-40 minutes
of pure undiluted 1-on-1 time from me a year or more or less.

In some ways it's amazing that we accomplish anything.

-Arteaser

Recently encountered:
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"Curriculum as brief therapy--

"Assignment:
During the 38, 40-minute, class periods each child attends each year in
Art include production activity which meet each of the State Standards and
Objectives. Allow 5-7 minutes of assignment exposition, 18-25 minutes to
complete task, (during which spend 60-45 seconds one-on-one time per
student) and allow 10-15 minutes of cleanup. Consider it a job well
done!"

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