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Independent students


Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 05:51:06 PST

I have a situation in a small school (400 students) where scheduling art
becomes very difficult, due to both the small population and the fact that
the kids all take Bible. This narrows down the number of open class periods.
As a result one thing I have done is allowed advanced students to work
alongside my regular classes. It has often worked well, as I warn them ahead
of time that they may get no help at all. They forge ahead on their own and
seem grateful for whatever crumbs of help they can scavenge.
Now I am feeling like a couple of them are adrift (no surprise!) and I
wondered if anyone else had a suggestion of some type of accountability, self
assess, or other way they have handled independent students. I think they
need some kind of goal, but the idea of writing 6 individualized ones is
daunting...perhaps someone has an advanced art rubric that is more generic??