I do show student work also as often as I can. I have a television in my room. I put a slide show of previous work on the television. It scrolls through and they can get ideas from that.
Not every class copies the sample but I have had instances of some classes that copy what I have. I think it's a security issue. If the child has not been comfortable doing art the easiest way to make sure you don't do it wrong is to copy the teacher. Sometimes these kids are obsessed with the right and wrong way and it takes some time to get them out of that mentality.
>From: Ken Schwab <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: 2006/11/03 Fri AM 09:04:49 CST
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] a question
>I have had a different experience. I show slides of student work and will sometimes (if I have one) put up an example. I try to do the project with them, to demonstrate on and encourage a correct procedure. The students never seem to choose a similar subject, or copy my style, I encourage that independence and show examples of student work that goes outside the box but I see that whatever I show them as an example of a response to the art problem, is rarely if never, copied.
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