In a message dated 2/25/04 11:35:43 AM, hillmjan@Berkeleyprep.org writes:
> This sounds like an exciting, self motivating place to be. How did you
> evolve your classroom? ( I am assuming that upon your arrival it was more
> traditional than what you describe below). One of my goals this year is to give the
> students more independence in the classroom - less reliance upon me. First
> steps include showing the kids where to find paintbrushes and other supplies,
> how to care for and clean them, but not actually pass them out . I am also
> attempting, wherever possible to either open up subject matter or materials,
> so each student has the opportunity for a more individual response to the
> assignment. It's easy to slip back into old patterns, tho.
> How do you lay out curriculum for your students?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TwoDucks@aol.com [mailto:TwoDucks@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:04 PM
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk
> Subject: Re: Artful Brain ( classroom metaphor)
> Regarding classroom metaphors: this is not my own, but a good friend and
> colleague once compared my choice based classroom to the large and busy South
> Station in Boston. People are constantly in motion, people are getting
> information from various sources, people are coming from a variety of places and
> heading in a great variety of directions. When one looks across the room it may
> seem a bit confusing, but each rail commuter has a destination and knows
> where to get the required information and ticket to get there. It is great to
> read discussion threads which concern more that lesson plans.