Elementary art rooms often have a whole different set of disruptive behaviors that need attention. With limited student contact time, you need art specific strategies that work. Check out our our easy to read “Disruptive Student Behavior/Dealing with Difficult Situations” tip sheet. Learn how to diffuse and mediate arguments, stop running and pushing or handle a student who lies. These particular art teacher tested tips will help you gain control of your classes so you can concentrate on what is important, teaching art!
Print a copy to keep on hand and add to it as you discover solutions that work for your classroom. Or customize the tip sheet and put it into your substitute folder as a reference tool.
One tip is to have pre-printed “concern” slips ready (example). Students can write down concerns and turn slip into teacher to look at when time allows. If applicable to class, discuss during next class period. If the solution needs student “buy-in” then have the class decide on 3 possible solutions/consequences (acceptable to you and have the class vote on the solution/ consequence they would like to implement).