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Lesson Plans

Dark side

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Jeanne Baas (wjbaas)
Mon, 17 May 1999 18:42:54 +0000

Hi all,
Gad zukes there is a lot to do at school to wind up the year.
Re the dark side of art:
I have a lot of students that dye their hair and wear black makeup and
clothing al the time. Some are nice kids but don't seem to fit with any
special group. I'm thinking of a tall skinny and talented kid that wants
to go into art as a career. He was called into the guidence office right
after the Littleton incident. Can only surmize that the issue was the
dress thing. See rather dark imagery from him too with ghostly figures
and always chalked it up to his "style" . He's really a nice kid in my
classes, but kinda mysterious-no eye contact and does no outsid of class
work. Always drawing but not the assignments.
When I talked to him about failure, he said "is it too late to make this
stuff up?- Now 2 weeks before the end of class?
I think the dress stuff is his way of being noticed. He has not worn
any of that stuff since! Sometimes I think we misjudge kids by this kind
of stuff-dress and lack of performance. James seems like a really nice

Jeanne (wis)