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Re: Self-esteem


Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 18:50:32 PST

Since I have to grade, I grade on the students ability to cooperate and
follow directions. When they do , all efforts are rewarded and they realize
they really are in control of the outcome or grade. Rubrics also empower the
student to get good grades without being blessed with a natural ability. So,
following directions, effort, participation, meeting the deadlines, etc.
become the goal and the bonus is "good art". With the student who has talent,
I have them share their problem solving abilities , so others, who are less
able, can see how they arrive at their ideas.
Brain storming allows all to participate and then with a plethora of examples
they all experience success.