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Re: Writing in the art room/good examples

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Oct 21 2000 - 11:00:35 PDT


I agree...but at the same time..I have to walk down the hall and see these
horrible dioramas and posters that the teachers assign without one thought to
any sort of artisitic problem solving. I want my students writing about
their art to be good...but at the same time...i am not going to spend a class
period editing writing. Quite frankly...with all the time they spend on
writing (our school has a full-time writing teacher!) they should be really
good at it!!! This is not something I should have to teach them! (PS...I do
not have a full-time job in my school!!! Yet their artwork is much better
than their writing...please explain that!)

I think it is an unrealistic expectation that all student work be
perfect...no wonder parents are nuts! It is ok to make mistakes. It has
taken me a year or more to teach my children that from every
mistake...something can be learned, something can be created! If we give the
impression that the only valid work is perfect work...they will never put
anything on paper!