> From: GLond769
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: Punishment
> Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 6:28 PM
> Concerning the letters on poor student behavior in art class, I have one
> question. Where is your administration? I teach in a great high school,
> a 4x4 schedule (90 minute classes), and my beginning art class has mostly
> graders. Since our school opened in 1995 we have expected to see an
> administrator in our classroom every period of every day. It is
> The students know they will be there, and so do the teachers. We only
> with the behavior we want to put up with. If a student is ever sent to
> office, they won't come back until the next day.
> I would suggest that if you have a group of students who keep you from
> teaching you send the worst one out. If that doesn't calm them down (it
> usually does), send the next worst. (I'm assuming that you have
> that they should be doing, you've been monitoring their work, and have
> reminded them one-on-one of what they should be doing, not just told them
> stop what they shouldn't) Yes, I know middle school is the worst - I
> 7th grade for 10 years. I am very thankful to be at a high school.
> Excuse the venting - I was just sort of puzzled about "punishment work".
> Gayle in Florida