I don't like to think of writing and learning about artists as punishment
either. I've used successfully a helping in the art room or service to the
class when a student needs some reinforcement reminders. First of all,
they are doing something useful that helps me and even helps them and
their fellow students. I've gotten a lot of jobs that are too much for me
done and the students don't complain. I've used it for everything from
cutting class...Of course, I have high school students.
This is in addition to the regular routine of cleaning up after yourself.
I always had my sons do chores at home from an early age and it sure
The arts are important and even though most of us (I think) love the
studio work, we do have to continue to learn and get ideas so we don't
want the students to think learning about art is punishment. I have to
agree. I liked that one suggestion where the teacher had the student write
about what happened and then she saved it or mailed it depending on the
student's reaction. This works really well when there is controversy. Fran