A lot of my students have the "I hate art" attitude and are dumped into my
room as last resort. I have said many times over to these students .."its
your grade" some don't care and will be disruptive. I know some of these
students have psychological hang-ups.. but, I am not equipped to handle
disruptive/misbehaved students. Are some of the teachers on this list
educated in knowing how to handle.. EBD students? I know I'm not
Original Message -----
From: "krista hagan" <email@example.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: I'm done
> Sort of like San D., I often ask another student if they think the "I'm
> done" person is really done, and if not, what can they add/change/clean
> up/etc. It is a difficult problem though. I had one student this year
> that HATED art, and would literally tell me he was done with a project
> the day we started!
> This may sound bad, but my students are very grade driven. If they tell
> me they are done, and they really do know that they just rushed through
> it, but keep insisting they're done, I'll say "Okay, it's your grade"
> Then they almost ALWAYS say "okay, I'll go work on it". I won't baby a
> 13 year old. They are responsible for their art as much as their math
> and english. I need them to know it's now just an "easy A".