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Lesson Plans


Arts on the outer ring

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Fletcher Kaufman (kaufman)
Mon, 14 Oct 1996 21:01:08 -0400


Dear members,
Hello, I've not posted directly to our list
but have corresponded with a number of you.
My question, how have you handled a teaming
schedule when the unified arts remain a seperate entity
from the regular classroom teams? I suppose it is time to
be a little more specific. I teach at a middle school that
has recently gone to a flexible small block schedule. We
teach the same number of classes we always have. Most teams
are cross disciplinary with the exception of the arts
(visual art, music, technology [shop], home and consumer
science. This group makes up a seperate team.
We have encouraged the adminstration to look at
ways of integrating the unified arts into the teams.
We're encouraging this change for next year. One of
you must be in the position of feeling used as you provide
the planning time for the other instructors.
Back to my original question: How have you been
able to team or invite other team participation when
you remain seperate from non art teams.
This is a complicated issue because we wish
to integrate and become an integral part of the other teams
processes but are having difficulty discovering ways to do it.
I have suggested displays, exhibits and walks that
are created within the arts team with invitations sent to
the other teams to come and participate. Possibly culminating
in presentations, inventions, displays, exhibits etc. that
demonstrate manners in which each team has learned from
the arts set up, walk etc.
I hope that some of this makes sense to some of you.
Any ideas will be appreciated.
Yours in Art,
Craig Kaufman

  • Maybe reply: Chris Merriam: "Re: Arts on the outer ring"