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> I teach K-8 (approx. 600 students) and I display everyone's work. I have
> several reasons for doing this...I guess the most important is the child's
> self-esteem. Students in the most primary grades often don't perceive their
> work as being better or worse than one another... why burst their balloons? As
> for the older students, they are pretty good judges of well done projects and
> if they've worked hard, why deny them the opportunity of seeing their work
> presented? Isn't art an equal opportunity subject???? If you aren't great at
> painting...maybe clay is your thing? Secondly, I was told that if you display
> a lot of work together, it makes a more striking presentation (I am talking
> primary colored fish...not Picasso). If someone asked me not to hang up their
> work...I wouldn't...but that has never happened. I make a point of telling my
> students about the compliments I receive for their art work. I ask them to be
> "art police" and make sure no touches or harms the work.
> Their 15 minutes of fame????
> Lynn in NJ