I totally agree with both of you. When I taught HS, only the As for
each assignment made it to the hallway. When I switched to MS, I
realized EVERYONE had to be on exhibit, no matter what. Once the
students, who were giving me a really hard time that first year,
realized that, their work improved and they often asked if it would be
> On Feb 24, 2006, at 5:44 PM, Mikel Lee wrote:
>> Personally, I have found that the one guaranteed sure
>> way to have my students raise "their bar" is to
>> require them to exhibit. It takes more work on my
>> part, but I make everyone show their art work.
> I had 150 or so students but I displayed/exhibited as much as I could.
> But in my sixth grade classes, I always started each new quarter with
> I called a "sure fire success project". And I displayed every last one
> of them outside the classroom. I had the entire class back their work
> for display, then attach a prepared name tag. It's good to let them know
> right off the bat that their work will be seen and it better be their
> best effort. Don't let them think you only put up the good stuff. Make
> them create the good stuff so they can be proud.
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