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Re: Inner City Art Education

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Ken Rohrer (kenroar)
Sun, 25 Feb 96 13:33:48 -0500

>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.

I have a page devoted to the "I can't do it" syndrome called the Pet Peeves
page. You can find it at After I have
lessons with these themes, students say this phrase with much less
frequency. I hope it helps.

Ken Rohrer
The Incredible Art Department