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RE: [teacherartexchange] on using portfolios

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From: Deb (surreal70_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 05 2005 - 06:56:15 PDT


RANDY

I DO NOT HAVE KIDS ALL YEAR BUT i HAVE THEM TAKE HOME AT THE END OF THE 9 WEEKS. I AGREE THAT WATHCHING THEM THROW AWAY IS HEARTBREAKING.

DEB IN RAUNY BUT COOLER KENT

 --- On Fri 08/05, Randy Menninghaus < india99@infionline.net > wrote:

From: Randy Menninghaus [mailto: india99@infionline.net]

To: teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu

Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 06:34:44 -0400

Subject: [teacherartexchange] on using portfolios

I have been reading this strand very closely as I have struggled with<br>portfolios being discarded. the other art teacher at our high school does<br>not use portfolios. I have an increasing number of students ( more than<br>half) who abandon or toss as much of the portfolio as possible. I find it<br>heartbreaking that they have so little desire to take it home. Many<br>students confess it too much of a hassle to carry it. At the end of the<br>year I had decided the money spent on folders was a waste and I would not<br>use them.<br>And here I am, remembering why we used them in the first place.<br>I have them do a midyear response to the art in the folder, looking back<br>and discussing key pieces. This is worth part of the mid year and they take<br>it seriously. Do any teachers have them take a semesters worth of work<br>home? So there is a new folder in January?<br>Randy in Maine (with corn plants exceeding 7 feet in height.)PS Maine had<br>two tornado warnings and a hail
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