thanks and good luck to you too. i knew this week i had hit home when a
soph. boy came to me literally crying over his grade. he was so shocked and
had all kinds of what he thought was artistic mumbo jumbo for why he did
what he did. it didn't fly. i nicely told him he was not only out of the
loop on the art field but had probably never been in the loop if all he
could do was art intuitively.
anyway thing went a little better today. i'm braced for the next wave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:34 AM
Subject: Re: re: am i a terrible teacher?
> >Wow! Timing for your message is incredible. I'm in my 13th year and
> >occasionally find myself in this position. Currently, I'm really
> >struggling with some very immature behavior if my classes and lack of the
> >ability to accept responsibility for their decisions. I've done some
> >soul searching to try and understand why the students (mostly seniors)
> >to have just shut down (senioritis--seems they feel entitled during the
> >last year to not have to work so hard) and determined to "do it their
> >way"--don't want to have class assignments. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF SUCH
> >THING!!!!////????? All the advice given by others is right on, and I
> >certainly benefit from reading the responses. One that really hit home
> >"not to let the students cause you to question your abilities, goals and
> >intentions as a teacher". This is a hard one for me. Sometimes it's
> >to keep a balance between being too laid back and too strict.
> >Find ways to keep yourself inspired. This always helps me.