Re: [art_education] Re: Time between classes??????
- I need that 5 minutes to pee between classes
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
--- On Tue, 11/25/08, Marcia <marciadotcom@...> wrote:
> From: Marcia <marciadotcom@...>
> Subject: [art_education] Re: Time between classes??????
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 2:45 PM
> I totally agree with this. If the administrators were to
> put time in
> between your classes, where would that time come from?
> Either your
> plan time or your class time. Your classes would be
> shortened anyways
> if it came from your class time. We are a K-8 school and
> the kids all
> rotate to their different subject areas (like a middle
> school). There
> is 0 minutes between each class. The kids just leave their
> class and
> then go to their next class, so they arrive 2 or 3 min.
> into the next
> class. If I need a few seconds to set things up, I have
> them line up
> outside the door. I allow ample time for the classes to
> clean up
> their own messes. If need be, I will enlist the help of
> students to
> set up for the next class. I always err on the side of
> cleaning up
> too early. They can always sit quietly while I regroup for
> the next
> class. If anyone ever questioned it, I would point to the
> fact that
> there is no time in between classes.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patti Brigman
> > I think I have a bit of a different view on this
> issue. First of
> all, I teach elementary, which is considerably different
> secondary when scheduling the between class times. Due to
> this, my
> classes are scheduled back-to-back and, believe it or not,
> I prefer it
> that way!
> > This is why... last year at one of my schools I had a
> schedule that
> gave me a 5 minute "break" between classes.
> Teachers constantly
> brought their classes early or picked them up late and
> since no one
> was waiting to be next, they were totally unaware that they
> interrupting my planning time. Five minutes doesn't
> seem like much,
> but, as you all know, every minute counts when you have 33
> classes in
> a week. I got tired of asking them to wait outside for the
> 2 or 3
> minutes that they came early or of complaining to those who
> came late
> to pick up their classes. If the classes are back to back
> then the
> teachers are accountable to each other. When someone is
> late to pick
> up a class, the teacher left waiting can complain and when
> comes early, they have no choice but to wait until I
> dismiss the
> current class.