Choose an independent juror. Then place the blame elsewhere.
At 09:01 PM 5/14/02 EDT, you wrote:
>Why is it that the student who does basic, mediocre, average work is the one
>who asks why, why, why his work was not chosen to put in a show? When I
>explain I am to choose the very best high school level work (and I am
>thinking my 5th graders did better work than his), he continues to ask why
>his work was not chosen. I continue with the whole issue/difficulty of
>jury/subjectivity....and he still doesn't get it.
>Even with examples of high level student excellence right in front of him,
>can't see the difference? As a former elementary teacher now teaching HS, I
>wonder if this is a result of the elementary "everyone gets their work in
>art show" experience. (I am empathetic as I know how it feels to have my
>work rejected from shows, but I don't call and hassle/accuse the juror
>frustrating day....) How do you handle this? Melissa