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One of my main questions deals with motivation in the
aspect of motivating the student in my class who is
either taking my art class because he/she deems it an
"easy A", or the student who is placed in my classroom
for disciplinary measures. My role as a teacher is not
to "babysit" these students, but to educate themand
possibly arouse their interest in the subject. If I
can't motivate these particular students, how can I
keep their lack of interest from affecting the other
students who ARE interested in art? I know that a
lot of motivation lies in the presentation of the
subject matter and this is a rather broad question, but
it is something that I'm sure a lot of first-time
teachers (as well as those who have been teaching for
some time) find relevant.
Thanks for helping me begin to find the answer to this
question, and I would like to add that I find the idea
of a resource such as this that is fairly accessible to
future educators and is full of answers to all sorts
of questions pertaining to the arts an invaluable tool!