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Lesson Plans

Teaching on the wheel

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gjmoore (gjmoore)
Sat, 15 Aug 1998 12:12:42 -0400

Hi All.

Some time back I asked for ideas on how to learn (quickly) how to throw a
pot. Well, you were don't learn quickly or by video. But,
I'm taking classes and doing pretty good, if I do say so myself. (and
absolutely love it!).

Any problem now is...which students will get to use the wheel? I
teach K-5 and have 700 students. I can't even imagine what it's going to
be like with children that young. I first thought I'd try just my 5th
graders (about 125 students), but even that seems overwhelming. I have
very little free time in my schedule and don't know how I would do it
during their regular class time of 45mins. per week. My afterschool hours
are tied up with private art lessons.

How can I narrow it down? You see...if I choose the students I think are
able to do this, and a parent calls the school wanting to know why "little
Johnny" doesn't get principal will insist that "little Johnny" uses
the wheel. And I have a school full of "little Johnny's" parents!

What do some of you do?


  • Maybe reply: Maggie White: "Re: Teaching on the wheel"
  • Maybe reply: Roy Liebergen: "Re: Teaching on the wheel"