I think students respond to your own enthusiasm. If you are excited about the art projects, they will eventually catch on. I found that this happened over the year with my students who attend a school that is very sports oriented and also stresses academics. the arts program is relatively new. Of course there are a few who remain uninspired, but I think most will follow your example.
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From: kavita ghai
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:07 PM
Subject: is arts boring?
i have been questioning this to myself since last week when some students said this to me,these are not junior students they are students of form 5 and 6,growing up teenagers who are just interested in either sprots or computer games ,besides the academic study work they have to do.
we have compulsary art activities for them in school but this group of students is highly disinterested,i am on a spree of looking for activities that are of interest to them ,we have no restrictions to material and space only what is required is building interest in these students especially the boys.
in one of my talks with them one student said 'i don't like to make things(as we have options of sculpture,carpentary,ceramics etc along with arts)
becuase i have to think which is stressful"
can i get help in solving this laziness in the students.
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