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Re: Haunting art experiences

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Debbie Nicholas (dnick)
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 06:34:58 -0600

Ann Weaver wrote
...childhood experience that still haunted her as an adult. She said her
teacher always hung everyone's work, but that she put it up with the "good"
stuff at the top. Her work was always hung at the bottom. Wow! Heavy stuff
her to carry around for 20 years, thinking she was lacking artistically.
...fourth grade teacher who told her
she was not artistic, could not draw and gave here D's in Art on her report
card. She has never gotten over it. I hope that I have not unconsciously
done this to ANY CHILD.

This is why I hate to grade art work. I try to grade only the student's
progress but would rather just give them pats on the back instead of a

Debbie Nicholas
Linden-Kildare Jr. High
102 N. Taylor
Linden, TX 75563