As an elementary art teacher, one of the first things I teach my students
is the " Thumper rule" (from Disney's "Bambi"). It is: "If you can't say
something nice, don't say anything at all". This helps them remember not
to intentionally make rude or demening comments about the work of
classmates. It works well to help them understand that not everyone has
the same attitudes or view piont and that we should respect and value the
thoughts and concerns of others. Your advice is good..."Think before you
>If, like the rest of this group, I felt that every damn question that
>came to my mind was worth posting, then I would. Until this time however
>I will post something when I feel there is something worth posting. So
>far, in the last three months, I have read few things that any
>intellegent human being could possibly find interesting or worthwhile.
>No, let me rephrase that, ...There are quite a few interesting subjects
>posted. Unfortunately, there are also a tremendous amount of assinine
>things posted which do nothing for anyone. What's further aggravating is
>that these inane topics get discussed for days on in until the issue
>gets so old it is pathetic! It is worse than beating a dead horse!
>I will gladly post topics that are worthy of the intellegence of this
>group when I see the need. Perhaps I should ask if anyone has a good
>recipe for Papier Mache? Our maybe, "How do I marbleize?" Please! With
>most of us being subjected to increasing class sizes, decreasing
>budgets, non-supportive administrations, antiquated equipment (with no
>possible renewals in sight), etc. Do you really think it is important
>that we discuss, for days and days, the dress codes of student teachers,
>whether or not proper spelling is important online, and why the sky is
>painted with a band of blue in elementary works?!
>P L E A S E !!!!! Think before you post!
>John R. Tate
>Brien McMahon High School
:-) Tina Cheek