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Do all the teachers respond? I tried this a couple of times, and usually I
only received about 9 out of 35. I guess it's better than nothing, though.
It's a good way to find out who is interested in working with you. I find
integrated learning to be effective, but you can't get too far ahead with
your planning! On the other hand, recently, I've been thinking about
steering my curriculum towards projects that support art history lessons
(all) because those have been my most effective and stimulating lessons.
When the focus is on art, the students appreciate and respect art, they
don't see it as just a supplemental activity that goes along with their REAL
learning. I just like to know what is going on in the classrooms in case it
helps support what I'm teaching.
>In the fall I give our teachers a piece of paper with Sept., Oct., etc. on
>it.Then I ask them to write what they think they will be doing each month
>their class. They can add arrows if it's 6 week or 2 month kind of thing.
>Then I write out a list for each month and what each grade level is doing-
>this is then given to all the specialists so they too can refer to it.