Classroom teachers with traveling specialists!

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  1. ArtTeacherK

    ArtTeacherK Rookie

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    Just found out I'll be traveling this year. My question for you:

    What are your expectations when a traveling specialist (specifically art, yup, the messy one!) comes into your room? Any and all concerns are welcome!
     
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  3. Bumble

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    I would say the major expectations that I have are clean up your mess and don't go through my stuff.
     
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    Arrive on time. I understand this may have to do with the other teachers coming back to their classes on time, but I know teachers in this situation last year that had travelling specialists arriving late and missing out on five or ten minutes.

    I remember having problems with a French teacher during my student teacher because she would never arrive on time. I would start playing vocabulary games with the students to keep them occupied while they waited, and then the teacher would be upset that they weren't "all ready to go" when she got there... she told me to just leave the kids next time if she's not there... ummmm... not gonna happen! :lol:

    Anyway, I'm sure that won't be your problem, though you may also have to indicate that you are on a tight schedule to other teachers so you need them to be prompt returning to class as well.
     
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    I agree with some of the things already said. Cleaning up is a big one. The kids can do that though, but you just need to be sure to leave enough time at the end of your lesson to have them clean everything up. Arriving on time is also important, but if you are delayed due to a class that you were in previously then sometimes that happens. Some teachers in my school are going to have art in their classrooms for the first time ever this year, and they are concerned about unfinished projects because they don't really have room to store them like they do in the art room, so that may be something to think about also. Good luck!
     

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