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Re: am i a terrible teacher?


Date: Sun Oct 21 2001 - 20:38:44 PDT

In a message dated 10/21/01 9:04:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< My experience has shown that relating to the Sept. 11 horrible events,
 most students at the high school level would rather not deal with these
 issues which are so huge and difficult even for us adults to deal with. Kids
 want to put it out of their minds when they get to art class, >>

Dennis, That's what I would have thought but it wasn't true. My high school
students were more comfortable with Sept. 11th events than the teachers, in
my opinion. Besides they were given the option of doing something patriotic
instead. One of my students has been to the Iwo Jima memorial so he drew
that. I was finding this lazy non-thinking attitude with the students on the
two day projects previously given . I was surprised at how comfortable the
students ask for pictures of airplanes, etc. Eileen