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Lesson Plans

Common Sense re:kids destroying work

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BOL7060 (BOL7060)
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 20:41:23 EST

I agree with Gail 1611 and KChamp, you've got to use common sense regarding
kids throwing work away. The comment about the teacher who wouldn't let kids
use erasers made me cringe. There is no one right way to do things for this
situation. But art teachers need to be realistic (especially in middle school
were kids emotions are like a rollarcoaster some days).
If it's 2 lines on apaper , no need to start over. If the kid insists- turn
the paper over. If the project is 1/2 done - encourage it to be finished and
if time allows possibly do an extra and have the student chose the best one
for grade. When work is done and graded , I never let a kid throw it in the
garbage in class! I tell them I've spent a lot of time planning this lesson
and they have spent their time and energy learning and creating art. If they
throw it away it won't be in the art room.
I'm sure there are many other possiblities for this problem, but we must keep
in mind how would we feel in their place. What's going on with that
particular student? There's no one solution for every kid.