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Re: [teacherartexchange] drawing on students work


Date: Sun Jul 16 2006 - 21:35:44 PDT

Agre completely

----- Original Message -----
From: Leah Korican <>
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2006 5:00 pm
Subject: [teacherartexchange] drawing on students work
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group

> One thing that came up in the recent discussion was teachers who
> "correct" students work by drawing or painting on it. I have had
> teachers do this to me and generally not found it helpful and I
> don't
> do it on my students work. If I want to show them something
> specific I
> will draw or paint it on a piece of scratch paper. I have a
> colleague
> who teaches both elementary and middle school and does "show"
> students
> how to draw something on their piece or blends colors for them
> etc.The
> work often comes out looking "better" (ie more realistic ) than it
> would otherwise and parents and administrators are wowed. I feel
> like
> it's not really teaching them and emphasizing product over process
> too
> much. We have discussed it and this teacher defends the practice
> as a
> way of teaching them, scaffolding them over tough patches, and
> giving
> the students confidence in their work. That if the students feel
> great
> about the product they will keep making art. What do you all
> think? Do
> any of you use this technique in your teaching?
> Leah
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