I make a promise to the kids at the beginning of the year about drawing on
their work (based on many similar experiences as you have shared). I simply
won't, explaining that I know how to draw and they're learning; and will
use a separate sheet. If you insist I do draw on your work, it must also be
signed by me as well, and I "split the profits should this work sell for a
million". I must have your complete permission and you must chastise me
should you feel your work has been compromised. It's a compromise that has
worked for me for years.
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed
with a mosquito.
Aunt Alice's Art Room
Little Black Sketchbook
Trying so very hard to be perfect
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Woody Duncan [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:52 AM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Touching up Elementary Projects??
> On Oct 25, 2006, at 7:36 AM, Shannon McGraw wrote:
> > Sorry, but I disagree. When I've got a room full of kids, and someone
> > needs a LITTLE help correcting something, I don't think there's
> > anything
> > wrong with showing them a correction. Shoot...if you're learning to
> > play tennis, or bowling..the teacher will take your hand and correct
> > you....show you, not just talk you through it... I won't draw a whole
> > 'this or that' for them, but a small correction isn't going to ruin
> > their self-confidence...any more than an English teacher marking a
> > paper
> > in 'red ink' with a suggestion ruins their confidence. It just
> > furthers
> > them on the right road.
> > That's my opinion.
> > Shannon
> As with my wife on certain political issues, we will have to agree to
> on this one. Of course my wife is wrong as are you, but I choose not
> to fight
> over the issue.
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