I can remember the first staff meeting with our new principal. I tried so
hard to stay awake! I even leaned on a desk in the back instead of sitting
in a chair. I didnít want to bring hand work to stay awake at the first
meeting, figuring I could stay awake once, just once. Nope, I kept dozing
off. After the meeting I explained to her that whenever I sit down and doní
t have handwork, I doze off, doesnít matter if itís a meeting, class or
symphony (which ends up being an expensive nap!) She said fine. It didnít
bother her if I strung ornaments, finished weavings, or other hand work. I
stayed awake ,most times after that.
I love the idea of giving a sheet with pointers and questions for a video .
Leslie in Framingham
From: Carolyn Roberts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 11:35 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Music in the Artroom
Heather, I have to agree with you, I doodle to to keep focused at meetings
or class. Can't say I have any research though to back it up.
Is that really true? I doodle constantly when I am in meetings and such, and
I always did when I had lecture classes/ discussion classes in college too-
I f ling is really different than serious "right brain zone" drawing
somehow. Does anyone have any real research type info on it?