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Re: Bell work for art (was, Journaling in High School)


From: Grace Hall (Grace_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 05:19:39 PDT

I use Marilyn Stewart's "Thinking Through Aesthetics". She lists a whole
bunch of questions in the appendix. Our administration also mandated bell
work, I stumbled on to these while studying for my National Boards. Judy
wants me to post a few "sample questions" although I can't post the whole
thing since it's Marilyn Stewarts book.
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From: "Maggie White" <>
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Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 11:35 PM
Subject: Bell work for art (was, Journaling in High School)

> Grace Hall wrote:
> > The "bell work" or "bell ringer" (Harry Wongism) is an aesthetic
> > question that I put on the board each day. On Friday's I give 5 points
> > each complete entry.
> Grace,
> Would you mind posting some examples of your questions? I resisted bell
> work at my old HS as I thought it was just a stalling tactic to meet
> admin demands, but at this new school we have to do it. I'm really
> stuck coming up with ideas that will work with grades 5-8; no way will I
> tax my brain cells doing five different ones a day!
> Thanks,
> Maggie
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