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Re: RE:[teacherartexchange] end of the year reflection

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From: Dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 13:51:46 PDT


Renee,
do you have a list of "themes" you could share?
-Lydia in Toledo
Toledo School for the Arts
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From: <Renee.Berg@k12.sd.us>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
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Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:24 PM
Subject: RE:[teacherartexchange] end of the year reflection

 I am a bit late on reflecting here, I've been gone since school got out and
have been catching up on the serve. My last three years of teaching art have
been an aha. I've taught middle school art for 23 years. I've let myself
relax and not be so structured. If I run across a lesson I find interesting,
I tell my students, "I just ran across a really cool lesson, I have not done
before, lets all experiment." they don't mind that we run into problems, we
all solve them together not just me. It is so much more fun and students
come up with ideas on how to branch off from some of those ideas. We learn
together. We reflect on the process when done and how to improve it for next
time. I've also gone away from teaching media first. We start with a theme
we want to explore and communicate then comes the media. Very rewarding
seeing students learn to communicate an idea important to them. I love my
clients and my subject area.
Renee Berg in South Dakota

>Just being a little more reflective - is there any one thing that was an
>aha! moment >Worked, didn't work, challenging....I am finishing up matting
>for the art show - so >>procrastinating.
Ellen

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