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RE: Music in the Artroom: distracted students


From: Freeland, Sue (freelas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Sep 27 2004 - 04:34:05 PDT

You're right Kathy,
I do post homework, and assignments, both at my desk and on the chalkboard and sometimes they STILL can't seem to find them.

But more than that is when I point out where things are, or where to turn things in,even labeling doesn't help with some. I walk to the spot, point it out as I'm giving my speech at the beginning of the term.

Another problem (and reason for this)is students who come in during the third week of class! I try to put things on an information sheet, but even then sometimes. I may have to go back to "Ask 3 before me!

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Subject: RE: Music in the Artroom: distracted students

In a message dated 9/23/2004 8:55:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Freeland, Sue" <> writes:

>I've found that my frustration level with students not listening to directions is much more alleviated when I get their attention focused. It used to drive me crazy to have students ask where to put something not two minutes after I have given the direction.

Me too! But some students need a lot of alternate information. In classes where this is an annoyance you might want to post written lists, menus, diagrams that they can look at when they need to, fostering more independence. It can help to have both linear information (lists) and global big picture information (webs and maps) I also find that I can't think at all at certain times of day.
good luck!
kathy douglas