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Lesson Plans

Re: kids CAN do more

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Thu, 20 Nov 1997 06:04:56 -0500 (EST)

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Deb, what a wonderful statement. If we as teachers, parents and society
continue to allow students to do whatever they don't complain about, we need
not complain about their behavior and attitudes. I had a student tell me that
their final exam project seemed like " a little much for art class". The
project involves a research project( ten pages is all) to be represented by a
visual product. They have all year to work on this and will give a ten minute
oral presentation complete with audio and viusal support to an evaluation
committee in May. They have all year to work on it. They "know the questions
on the exam" - don't have to cram - and he's complaining. Wanted to know if
he could exempt. He couldn't even figure out that if we made these
presentations during the first two weeks of May and exams actually don't take
place until the end of May that we would obviously be doing something else
during the time allotted for our exam.
I will have to say tho that, for the most part, they have accepted with
moderate enthusiasm. We'll see.

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