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Lesson Plans

Re: displaying artwork

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 17:09:27 -0800

Fields, Linda wrote:
> I have
> some high schoolers who just slop together anything just to get it done.
> They know it and I know it, and I refuse to justify it by displaying it. In
> my opinion, self esteem is derived from the act of knowing inside that one
> has met a problem or challenge and solved it successfully-it is not
> something that can be "given" or "taught". It should be a mark of
> achievement and distinction to have one's work displayed as quality.

AMEN! I get so sick of the public thinking it's _our_ job to "give"
their kids self-esteem. We can certainly provide opportunities for them
to be successful, but in the end, it's their own motivation and endeavors
which give them self-esteem.