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Re: middle school teachers

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From: Karen Chilman (ChilArt_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 18:19:56 PST


I often give middle schoolers choices of projects and they ALWAYS have
something else to work on when finished. I've found that it helps ME the
most; as kids work at so many different levels, skill and time...
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From: <tracy.conley@attbi.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 4:26 AM
Subject: middle school teachers

> I am currently student teaching and I am on my last 7 weeks. It has been
an
> awesome
> experience so far. I just started a middle school on monday. The teacher
is
> amazing and
> the students love her. I was wondering how many middle school teachers run
> their classroom
> in this manner. The students have about 3 projects to choose from. Once
they
> have one finished they have choice projects to do. This means students are
> working on many different things, clay, painting, drawing, paper machie,
> sewing, scrapbooking ect. If they make their choice project for a gift
they
> get extra credit. So far the kids seem to really like the class structured
> like this. They are responsible for their project, time frame, and clean
up.
> If they aren't working they do get an E for the day. The responsibility is
> left on the student. I haven't experienced this before so of course its
new
> to me. I just wondered how many art teachers do this??? I think its great
> that the students choose what they want to experiment with and they choose
> where they are going to work. Its a nice comfy atmosphere as well.
> Tracy
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