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Re: writing in the classroom

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 22 2000 - 11:09:22 PDT


I am and continue to be a constant resource for all the staff in my school.
when the classroom teachers come to me excited about a projec they want to
try, I find a way to pull the art into it and do it because not only will it
benefit the students but it educates the teachers.

Back to my original train of thought...not displaying written work because it
is not perfect.....I get little or no support from the other side. But...I
also should not have to go through all this to display written student
response to artwork. I agree students should do their best, I agree that as
an educator, it is important for me to consider all aspects of what I ask my
students to do...but...to only display "perfect" work means that I and others
are attaching our "grown-up" ideas about art and what is good. This is
wrong! We should celebrate student work at all stages and cheer them as they
get better!!! Not wait until they are "perfect" before celebrating what they
accomplish. Some of these children will never be "perfect"! But they can be
excited about what they do accomplish.

One more comment that was made....included the idea that students use the
spell checker....what does that teach them????