Maybe you should comibine some of the previous teacher's strategy.
Especialy if the teacher was well liked. Combine the two methods. Like
have one definite assignment or quest being searched with a due date...a
second one, artist choice to be on going to continue when...
Susan in Ohio
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Subject: High School Teaching Styles....
> Hi group,
> I am curious about how many of you teach "one project at a time" and how
> of you give your students a list of projects that they choose from (in
> words, they are given a syllabus for the whole 6 weeks or semester).
> I am changing schools and the teacher I will be replacing taught by giving
> syllabus and the students worked at their own pace for the whole grading
> period. The plus is that all should be working (none finished early) and
> they are given some choices.
> I have never taught this way and will probably continue in my own
> is one project at a time with a definite due date. The problem I have with
> this is the early finishers. I am thinking of adding enough sketchbook
> projects each marking period that could be done either at home or when
> finish in order to keep them working the whole time. I am also thinking of
> giving a daily participation grade to discourage the early finishers.
> I would appreciate it you could tell me the positive and negative aspects
> these two different teaching styles with High school kids, Both Art I and
> Advanced students.
> Teresa in El Paso