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Re: [art_education] Re:Discipline in the Art Room-Music

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  • Keisha Pegues
    Ah ok. I do have a whole cd on Enya. I love her!  I have a cd on Baroque music too.It s a fav of mine. So Enya, Baroque, and Songs in the Key of Art. I am off
    Message 1 of 21 , Oct 13, 2010
      Ah ok. I do have a whole cd on Enya. I love her!  I have a cd on Baroque music too.It's a fav of mine. So Enya, Baroque, and Songs in the Key of Art. I am off to a good start.

      --- On Wed, 10/13/10, Kathleen Maledon <kmaledon@...> wrote:

      From: Kathleen Maledon <kmaledon@...>
      Subject: Re: [art_education] Re:Discipline in the Art Room-Music
      To: art_education@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:24 PM

      I have a collection of ethnic music, plus new age ---kids like Enya.
      they say baroque is supposed to enhance learning because it's
      beat is consistent with the body and brain.  Also, i share with the kids the 
      research shows that 
      given 7 minutes of focus, the brain becomes involved with thinking, so I insist 
      on the 7 minutes and then kids can move around, talk quietly.  They see the results
      and the transition is quite uneventful. 
      On Oct 12, 2010, at 9:24 PM, Zella wrote:


      What type of music do you play in your class?

      --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "Noel Cole" <mncole@...> wrote:
      > Ok, I agree with some of the comments and suggestions but not all. I am an
      > NBCT and I have experience teaching art for 28 years. I have taught all
      > grades, but everyone of those 28 yrs have involved jr. high students. They
      > are the group with the most energy and often the most rewarding to teach.
      > The key thing to classroom management is ALWAYS keeping your students busy.
      > Always be prepared to what you are doing with your classes. Because of I do
      > this, you can often hear a pin drop in my classroom. Have plenty of handouts
      > for them to do while other students are finishing up their work. Finding the
      > right handouts that engages them is a trial-by-error type thing, but I was
      > able to purchase "Draw Squad" books and the students love it. Also,
      > classroom management starts the first day.you have to spend possibly a week
      > to teach students what kind of behavior you expect out of them. The first
      > week, go easy on them and then after that crack down. Explain to the
      > students that a relaxed, but FOCUSED mind is what makes a successful art
      > student. Explain to them that during ball practice their coach would throw a
      > fit if they horsed around during practice. You are in training while you are
      > in art also - practice makes perfect and a focused mind is a mind for
      > winners. Explain to these students that you could easily teach straight out
      > of a book, but that would be no fun - as long as students cooperate, they'll
      > get to do the projects. You might have to prove your point on this one - and
      > then give them a reading assignment out of the textbook, worksheets and
      > possible quiz. You got a grade for them and tell them when you (they) are
      > ready, when you (they) choose to work in the appropriate way they could do
      > the projects. It is their choice to behave or not and have textbooks or
      > projects. Just always, have this as an option. At times, you have to get
      > their attention; usually a loud booming voice settles them down. If I have a
      > more serious case, I usually separate that student and make him/her work off
      > by himself. Now, positivity plays an important part in the also. During a
      > class discussion, classroom questions time, I draw their names one at a time
      > out of a small container to ask questions. This keeps all of them on their
      > toes. Then every once in awhile I'll have a "goodies bag" that I use when
      > they answer correctly or do something I approve of, which I let them draw a
      > prize from. (Usually, it is when I can give them all a prize at the same
      > time.) I do not give candy, but I go to "Oriental Trading Co." and buy
      > little trinkets. I usually spend $100 and this will last me 2-3 yrs. If you
      > use it appropriately, It is well worth digging into your pocket. I too felt
      > frustrated in my early years of teaching, but I learned quickly to take
      > control. Relax and get to know the kids as well - and soon you will learn
      > whose behavior to watch more closely. Allow the kids to talk to their
      > neighbors some (but not across tables) - just keep this monitored. Sometimes
      > I play music and if they get too noisy, I turn it off. They get quiet and
      > then after awhile, I will ask if they want to try it again.I play the
      > music.. Etc.. You do not need to put your discipline problems off onto the
      > coach or the classroom teacher. Even though they might say that they would
      > help, they will resent it soon enough. It is your problem - just take a
      > deep breath, regroup, and go back to work at tackling this.that's what we
      > have to do.

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