I've seen this same behavior this year more than others, I even have a student who would rather write written reports than to have to use his right brain. I personally think it's a fear of failure...or maybe just class size that's too big. Each term I let them choose one project as a "Free Study" this is my way of being "equal". But I would also be interested in alternatives...
THese are usually the students who are here by default and are not really interested in "Art".
From: Betty Bowen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:34 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Alternate project as a consequence for misbehavior
Ok, so what do you do if they refuse to do the written project as well? What
do you do for kids who just refuse to do anything at all? That's my most
difficult situation. Betty