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Re: [teacherartexchange] students destroying art work


Date: Sun May 24 2009 - 11:29:16 PDT

It's heartbreaking to see kids destroy their work. I don't know what their issues are--did
they not feel they had a stake in the lesson somehow? Was the lesson too "happy hands" and of
no value to them? When I gave back work, I made it clear it had to go home (but I knew that
trying to get parents to sign something to the effect they saw it was useless). I told the
students the janitors would bring me back any artwork they found in the trash, and I would
lower their grades. It's true, some of the janitors would bring me stuff they'd found.

P.S. Donnalyn, please delete extraneous digest posts when posting to the list.


> I know this has been discussed quite a while ago, but the issue of student deliberately
> destoying their art work at the end of the year has resurfaced. <snip>
> How do you deal with this issue???

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