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Re: punishment

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Perry Schafer (pschafer)
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 13:30:30 +1000

I don't like the idea of using written work as a punishment, I think it
sends the wrong message about the study of art theory. As much as is
possible try to make the punishment fit the 'crime'. If a student abuses
their position in the class by wasting materials then they pack up and spend
the rest of the class watching the others. If they are unnecessarily messy
then they get to clean bench tops during recess or lunch. If they are
disruptive they are isolated. Task avoidance sees them finishing during
recess or lunch. More serious offences are covered by the schools discipline
----- Original Message -----
From: <Tucsndawn>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 1999 3:39 AM
Subject: punishment

> Hey Artsednetters ----------->
> As far as giving students written work if they misbehave, I think it would
> work if its one or maybe two kids. If there are several kids misbehaving,
> experience has been that they will contunue to misbehave and goof around.
> would be a suprise if they actually did the written work.
> Someone mentioned to keep them busy and encourage them. I agree. Praise
> helps. A lot of these kids are afraid to even try. Also, I suggest that
> take kids aside and talk to them individually. Praise them honestly and
> them you care about them before you tell them what behavior you would like
> them to stop. Many of these kids dont have anything positive being said
> them. Often times the biggest of bullies or trouble makers become putty in
> your hands once they know you care about them.
> I worked at a school once that had the lowest " art-esteem" that I have
> seen. My first six months were horrid to say the least. Many students
> work, and didnt seem to care at first. After lots of praise, the creation
> a mini art gallery to get the hard workers art recognized, and projects
> made them tell about themselves, I made some headway. My moment of glory
> this school was when I organized a Cinco de Mayo chalk painting contest. I
> had never actually heard the kids cheering except for when there was a
> But, when the principal announced the winners of the contest, there was
> echos of cheers throughout the school.
> Its a struggle, I know. I hope these suggestions help. Hang in there!
> -Dawn in