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Re: Ask for parent ownership in assessment

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Nalin (nalin)
Tue, 9 Jan 1996 21:14:54 +0000

>The idea is for teachers to ask parents of young children to take the
>responsibility to keep their child's school art work in a portfolio and
>bring it in to the parent/teacher conferences. At the conferences, the
>teacher helps the parents understand how art is helping the development of
>the child.

This would be a great strategy if I have the low numbers of a classroom
teacher or a pre-school teacher, but I teach over 300 students a week ( in
a school of over 600, so I really teach 600+ students but not at one time )
which is very low for most elementary art teacher in Arizona as most
teacher over 600 a week and for some 1200-1500 a year. That a lot of
parent conferences.

Parent conference do happen between myself and parents but often I must
focus on those who are the "needest".

I believe assessment is the hardest part of the elementary art teacher's
job and suggestions on how to make it better are always welcome. Can you
envision a way to improve the elementary student load? I do it by teaching
classes to half the school, twice a week and not the typical once a week

Lorena Nalin
Elementary Art Specialist
Tucson, AZ