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Lesson Plans

kids that destroy their work-thread

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kprs (kprs)
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 20:50:18 -0800

uh-oh, I'm starting to hyperventillate out here. Maybe I am the queen
of waste (although since I am the environmental club adviser, I am sorta
hoping I'm not, but hey! life is full of those little ironies, isn't
it?). Anyway, I see nothing wrong with changing ideas, doing a zillion
"roughs", crumbling papers, doodling, and definitely trying out new
ideas, until the "right" one hits you. I just "require" (for lack of a
less dictorial word) my students to start with a thesis statement and
defend that statement constantly when they are "adjusting". In other
words, "nothing" is truly "wasted" if it is a means to an end. I
monitor their progress constantly, a sort of art-shark in the art pool,
so that these forrays of theirs are not denial-procrastination tactics,
and they do produce. As for destroying the end result, after much work,
and thought, they don't destroy anthing, they have invested too much
into it.

I've trained them from the beginning, though....and by the time they are
seniors, well, it's quite fun to listen to them talk "art".

San D