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I have gotten the same disapproving looks... Ask me what is going on while
I am doodling I'll be able to respond...if I am not doodling I might fall
asleep. Which is better the doodling or snoring?
I think people find it threatening when you draw sometimes. Perhaps it is
because it is a language they don't understand.
Studio One Art Center
At 11:08 PM 1/26/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Reatha wrote (in part):
>>I used to get into so much trouble for drawing while listening.
>Oh gosh, me too! In fact, my principal still looks at me disapprovingly
>during meetings, while I doodle away. The other teachers don't believe it
>helps me listen, either. If I don't doodle, I daydream, or worse yet, talk
>(which got me in even bigger trouble as a child). When I look back at my
>notes from college, I can actually remember (hear, see, and picture) parts
>of the lecture by looking at the doodles that correspond with the notes.
>Cool! Oh, and I wiggle my feet. I didn't get in trouble in k-12 school for
>it, but I had one grad. school professor stop his lecture and scold me
>because he found it distracting.
>When I see a student who consistently keeps his hands busy while he/she is
>supposed to be listening, I question him/her about the current discussion,
>if he/she consistently knows what is going on...I leave the student alone
>with the busy hands.