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Lesson Plans

favors asked

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 21:04:43 -0400

I'm asked for a lot of art favors from people, both in and out of school. I
choose to do the ones that will enhance the experience and promote pride for
my students. This includes a legacy mural with the outgoing 8th graders
every year, the backdrops for the school musical and a homecoming float.
I've learned another way out of the other types of favors. I serve as an
advisor, developing options for whatever project is needed, providing
catalogs, advice and problem solving. I avoid the multitude of contests
that come through the mail unless it has a broad general appeal or
individual benefit to the greatest number students. I offer contests to all
students through a notice board but do not use it in the art classes unless
it has definite art or school benefits. I have found that while I put in
alot of time on the things I choose to work on, I don't mind as long as
those requesting are considerate, it has direct benefit to the kids and it
will be appreciated. I back off the minute I hear "It will be easy for you
with all your talent." That's the precursor to being taken advantage of. I
like the idea of lesson templates, and now that I have a computer, I may try
to do that this year. Linda