I have implemented a new grade this year...PR (Personal Responsibility).
It is 4 points awarded daily for: Working quietly/Efficient use of
time/Respectful use of materials/Cleaning up. It is an easy 4 points to
earn and easy to record. Once I explained the system, the students
adapted to the system very quickly. I no longer have to keep reminding
them...once or twice is sufficient and really, most of the time they are
much more self-monitoring.
Saint George's School
2929 W. Waikiki Road
Spokane, WA 99208
From: MICHELLE MOLNAR [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 11:23 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] what do you do about too loud voice
I teaching high school ceramics and have been having problems with too
loud voice levels during studio time. I've been giving the whole class
a warning and then if the voice level doesn't change, I make it silent
time the remainder of the period and give detentions to those that are
talking. However, this isn't working. I still have to do this very
frequently. Do you have any ideas for how to maintain a quiet, workable
environment during studio time?