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Re: middle school teachers


Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 20:14:53 PST

I'm a new jr. high teacher and I have to tell you I just can't picture that
kind of thing working for me personally. Maybe because I just haven't seen it
done before. I have had problems with my ninth grade photo kids managing
their own projects and deadlines, so I know my 7th and 8th studetns couldn't
handle it.
   I also think keeping track of more than one project at a time would be a
nightmare for me. Since my projects generally have a set of objectives I'm
trying to teach, that would mean separate rubrics to assess different
objectives. I would also have a tough time doing a class critique to see if
the objectives were accomplished.
    That's just my opinion though. I have so much to learn and if that kind
of thing works, I would love to have someone show me how.

mike sacco
pj Gelinas Jr. High
setauket, NY