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Lesson Plans

Re: Throwing away work

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sun, 7 Jun 1998 14:14:17 -0400

I tell students at the beginning of the course, at the semester, quarter
or year, that "positive attitude" is a percentage of their grade.
Iremind them again when they are taking their artworks and portfolios
home. "If I find any artwork in the trash the statement to me, as their
teacher, is that they have not valued the experience even enough to
share with their parents or guardians. Thus, in respect to having a
positive attitude, it tells me that they do not have one since they have
devalued their artwork by placing it in the trash. This is known
throughout the school by faculty and other students and if artwork is
found in the trash anywhere on campus it is noted and their grade is
docked a letter grade for the term and a form letter sent home regarding
this to the parent/ guardian and student." After this happens to a
couple of students word fast gets out and they all take their work home!

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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