If I may butt in here. And please don't be offended
here. All of us on the list want you to succeed. no
Mikel is so, so, right here. Think of what you
learned during you middle school stint. Don't worry so
much about covering vital content, P & Es or whatever
right now. HOok them with engaging projects first and
the rest will follow, once they believe and trust in
you. It's the same as in middle school.
MIkel is also correct in the open ended part,
especially in H.S. Let them get excited and make
something personal and meaningful to them and they
will bring all sorts of stuff in and become truly
Remember what you've learned from your first year.
Paul J. Gelinas JHS
--- Occasm@aol.com wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:39:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Mikel Lee <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] What do I do with
> them next
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> Remember that you want them to love art sooooo much
> that they enroll in it in droves and have their
> friends enroll too. It is job security for you in
> your new position. It sounds like you are trying to
> work them or bore them to get them to drop the
> I have taught art 1, art 2-4, fibers, cultural art,
> ceramics, 7th and 8th grade art and elementary- they
> all want to have fun in art. Fun is not going to
> discipline problems....fun will make them love the
> class, you and art.
> What if you gave them an open ended problem and had
> them decide what their project would be? You will be
> amazed at what supplies they can come up with when
> they are interested in making something! Give a
> or a design problem and let them think of the
> idea" that will get oohs and ahhs. Don't worry about
> what you think they can't do. Technique is only bad
> it stands in the way of your content. - Mikel in OK
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