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Lesson Plans

Re: Punishment!

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menichino (menichino)
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 22:04:30 -0400

Jill -- I'm assuming there must be other teachers in your school who suffer
the same problems. Is there any way a committee could be formed to come up
with solutions to the repeated discipline problems? I know you are
inner-city but does the administration care about what's going on? Would
the school board agree to hire someone to cover a time-out type of room to
babysit the unruly ones while the "good" kids participate? Or maybe a
grant could be gotten to pay for someone to come in. Or an alternative
school situation. It just seems like you are always fighting a losing
battle against the tide and some long term fixes may be in order. Pipe
dreams I know.....

> From: BluesTruth
> To:
> Subject: Punishment!
> Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 9:45 PM
> Dear Friends:
> How do you feel about certain real, out of control classes that can't
> art, (fighting, yelling, profanities,etc.) and the teacher has given
> up--well; you get the idea...I was thinking of giving them written work
> instead of hands on art projects.. Has any of you ever done this? I
> despise doing this, but some of my classes are really HORRID (8th grade
> especially). There are a few good kids that I feel real sorry for. I
> don't think the bad ones deserve art.
> What would YOU do if you were ME?!?!
> Thanks in advance-it means a lot!!
> Bluestruth