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I am currently teaching art at an "inner city" elementary school and finding
it difficult to know what interests my students. My students are wonderful
and imaginative, however, they are often afraid to try and the words "I
CAN'T DO IT!" are much too common. Part of the problem is that most of my
students have extremely low self-esteems.
If you could suggests books that address this issue that would be great or...
- motivational techniques
- lesson ideas
- ideas on how to elliminate the "I can't!" syndrome
I am currently using artists of color as inspiration, but that only seems to
excite a small percentage of my students.
I teach multicultural lessons (traditional arts from around the world), but
students don't seem to relate it to themselves.
I have also asked students what they would like to study or do...but the
response is minimal (I have an idea box on my desk).
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.