Re: Discipline / Consequences
- Question- Are the students who are "stuck" in art in the same class?
If so, what percentage of those really want to be there?
--- In email@example.com, "wanda smith" <wsmith72104@...>
> I just want to vent for a minute on the subject of discipline. Most
> of my discipline problems come from the students who do not choose
> art as an elective but are "stuck" in art because we don't have study
> hall. I teach 8th and 9th grades, calling parents helps with the 8th
> graders unfortunately many times the parents of the 9th graders break
> down and start sobbing or agreeing because they can't control them
> either. We do have noon detention and Saturday school so I use them
> when needed. Another problem is those students don't care if
> they "learn" the correct way to use art supplies or don't improve on
> their skills. Just my venting on this rainy Saturday, but at least
> it is cool. Wanda
- I'm in my second year now so I know the frustration involved in
disciplining and behavior consequences. Honestly, I didn't stay
consistent with a specific plan however, I did find that calling the
parents after a rough day helped an enormous amount. My principal
really encouraged us to stay in contact with the parents for issues
If parents are supportive on their part I found that I had immediate
results and the student really improved in their behavior the next week.
For me it was all about trial and error, some of my fellow art
educators have come up with a consequence chart all mapped out. That
may benefit you and the students so they can look at the chart and see
what consequence is going to happen if they still choose to act out.