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Re: [teacherartexchange] Was the Kindergarten teacher out of line?


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Oct 22 2005 - 22:49:30 PDT

Of the replies I've read so far, I agree most with Woody (as usual). I
doubt the teacher meant any harm, nor thought the students' work needed
"improvement;" she probably thought the kids would enjoy using the
stickers (and I'll bet they did, too). A very gentle and diplomatic
tactic is needed here.


Woody Duncan wrote:

>I agree that it was improper what she did, but her intentions were
>were good. I suggest you approach her carefully and try to be
>diplomatic. Explain your concerns that the students "original"
>creations be respected in the future. Ask her to keep the
>cutouts and ready mades as attachments on papers done
>in her class alone. You might explain that aesthetics and
>originality are part of your standards and need to be respected.
>Most classroom teachers like to decorate with stickers from
>the teachers store and really don't see the harm involved.

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