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Re: [art_education] Re: Time between classes??????

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  • emily nagel
    I need that 5 minutes to pee between classes When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 25, 2008
      I need that 5 minutes to pee between classes

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
      -Jimi Hendrix

      --- On Tue, 11/25/08, Marcia <marciadotcom@...> wrote:

      > From: Marcia <marciadotcom@...>
      > Subject: [art_education] Re: Time between classes??????
      > To: art_education@yahoogroups.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 art_education@yahoogroups.com, Patti Brigman
      > <artteacher05@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I think I have a bit of a different view on this
      > issue. First of
      > all, I teach elementary, which is considerably different
      > than
      > 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
      > were
      > 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
      > someone
      > comes early, they have no choice but to wait until I
      > dismiss the
      > current class.
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