For those who just "don't get it" I tell them that this is the rule. They
are to remember and apply the "rule". The students who understand this will
know there are exceptions and those usually are not the students you are
worried about. Most often you will be working with them individually-
addressing those "challenging" design problems.
I have 2- Art 1 classes with several "special ed" students who struggle with
perspective and its concepts. Lots of "why" questions from them and "but I
don't understand why" questions. I would still be there pulling out my hair-
trying to explain- but I nip it in the bud and say- thats the rule, memorize
it and apply it. We all know we modify our marking for these children
however when they are mainstreamed into general classes- we just can't spend
all of our time "explaining" EVERYTHING to them. Probably one of the
drawbacks of mainstreaming special needs students.
Kathy in Kalamazoo