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Lesson Plans

Re: Deadlines

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Sun, 22 Feb 1998 13:29:48 EST

Deb and Carolyn-
I was glad to read your comments about deadlines. I have no deadlines in my
middle school art classes, until the end of the seven week period, and even
then I might give an incomplete. My students work on a project until they are
finished, then move on to the next one. They complete assessment forms as they
finish which list the criteria they are being graded on (student generated,
for the most part). Completion is one of the criteria. They can pass without
completing something if they worked hard, risked something, had a creative
solution, good craftsmanship, etc. In otherword, completion is one of the
criteria they are graded on. I have noon art, after school art and big
portfolios they can take their work home in. A few students do end up with
incompletes, but it is because they have asked for more time. I don't chase
them down, but do casually remind them they are behind. I think the general
quality of my student's work is quite good and they take their work seriously
(well, not all of them do.....) I did just get accused of not preparing my
students for high school where there are rigid deadlines....