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Re: student teacher needs a great idea


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 06:55:00 PST

Hi Darla - how about teaching an exploratory course where students would
spend their time working with several different mediums. A few days on
printmaking, some on scratchboard, simple 3-D projects (like possibly
rainsticks), etc. Could be a great motivator for some students who don't
believe they have enough talent to take an art classs. Nothing like some
hands on stuff to change their minds! :-)

> I have been "lurking" on artsednet for well over a year now, reading all
> your wonderful ideas. Now it's time for me to speak up and ask for some
> help! I am currently student teaching in a middle school and my
> teacher has asked me to design a class. It will be a four week class
> everyday for 50 minutes. It is part of what is loosely known as
> "Interdisciplinary Classes" in which students are randomly placed in a
> classroom and teachers can teach whatever their hearts desire. (The art
> teacher I work with has taught yoga in the past) is my dilemma:
> I would like to design a four week class. These students may or may not
> any interest in art, they are randomly placed into our room. I need to
> up with a brilliant idea that would appeal to the general masses in a
> school. I thought about using Bunki's Screamers project. (Bunki are you
> there? What do you think?) I also thought about doing something with Pop
> or Surrealism.

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