Woody had a wonderful grading rubric for his students on his old school
Web site, called How to Get an A in Art. I borrowed it and tweaked it a
bit to suit myself. Essentially, it explained to the students what he
looked for in order for them to earn an A,B,C, D, or 'BIG FAT 0". I
printed it out and displayed them around the room so the students could
compare their work with the criteria for each grade.
Woody Duncan wrote:
> Carefully done work and pride in what you create must be taught.
> Punishing students with grades will not get you there. Rewarding
> students for meeting higher expectations is effective. Praise
> and reward those who succeed and others will follow. I taught
> in a district with a very strong elementary art program so I
> got students who were prepared. Fortunately, I was able to
> work on reaching higher goals.