Art Student Contract: In Art 1 Class I promise to be an artist:
A-Have a positive “I Can Do It” ATTITUDE.
R-Respect ideas, things, feelings, and people.
T- Try my best, No “I Can’t”.
I- Show my imagination, creativity, make unique art.
S- Make good, responsible safe choices.
T- Stay on task and use time wisely.
_I have a 3 strikes you're out rule.
1st broken rule is a warning,
2nd- you sit out at a desk to the side by the board and I give consultation and
3rd is a write up/call home.
The strikes are dependent on the severity of the negative behavior.
Art Traffic Light Rule
During my art lesson demonstrations and Art History Lessons, I use a poster that looks like a traffic light.
I say, "Yellow light 3 second warning, 3, 2, 1, 0, RED LIGHT STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN."
Then I teach the step or introduce art history.
When I am finished with the step or finished talking, I say, "GREEN LIGHT GO!"
The students start working.
Then I walk around to assist and observe students working. When I see that most or all of the students have completed the step, I say, "YELLOW LIGHT 3 second warning, 3, 2, 1, 0 RED LIGHT STOP, LOOK , AND LISTEN."
This has been a successful strategy to pace my lessons or demonstrations in sequence and have a structured classroom management style. If students do not follow directions, then I utilize the "3 strikes youre out rule.