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Lesson Plans

Re: Teaching Art (Yicks)

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Fri, 8 Mar 1996 17:40:08 -0500

Wow! I cannot even imaginte a classroom with almost 40 students and one
teacher! I guess we are fortunate in Wisconsin. My absolute max size is 25
and I often have classes in the 20 range with some electives of 14-15. So, I
would say -- whatever works....! Actually, I sometimes do use PQP with only
the first one or two students who are finished, to give the others additional
suggestions and motivation to produce the best quality they can. With larger
groups, I have also used written critiques, focusing on a few key questions,
where everyone writies something about everyone else's work. The only
drawback here is that they don't learn from each other so it is more an end
of the project critique. I really find that the ones done in process, when
changes can still be made, are by far the most valuable. What about pairing
students up and have them do PQP (with a written component to assure that
that's what they are doing) with a partner or in a small group??? Do you feel
that you get to know your students well with such large classes???
Good luck!