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RE: artsednet-digest V2 #133

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Megan E. Brown (Megan.E.Brown-1)
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 23:33:17

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In response to Lorena's original message and Sid's comments . .
I, in my humble student opinion, think Sid hit the nail on the head. Students
would never try and whine their way out of Math or any other college course,
why should it be different for Art. I worked with a FABULOUS mentor teacher
this past fall who works at a junior high. The work that she gets out of her
seventh graders, I would be thrilled to get from high schoolers. She has very
high expectations from her students and does not even allow then to use those
three dirty words, "I can't draw." She also lets them self evaluate their
projects and write about them. I think knowing they will be juding themselves,
pushes them even farther. Perhaps if your students are so worried about their
grades you should try self-evaluations. Of course she always has the final say
over their grade, but she says they are always right on target when they
evaluate themselves, plus she gets great incites into their artworks and her
students as individuals.
Megan
U of MN
Art Ed Postbac.

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