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Re: [teacherartexchange] jewelry teachers


Date: Mon Sep 14 2009 - 15:07:43 PDT

Hi Sidnie,

While I am not currently doing jewelry, I may introduce it some time
in the future and will do it the way I did it in the past (before
technology). I have a felt-type board of finished pendants (my
favorite), pins and bracelets on display so students have an idea of
what they make might look like.

I have display boards of steps along the way of making it.

I have students create paper models of their project.

They keep small pieces in labeled envelopes.

I grade them on steps in progress, creative ideas, and respect for materials.

I begin very simply with wire wrap and jump ring stuff.

Hope that helps,

Barbara from Boston

  Quoting Sidnie Miller <>:

> I try to make everyone gather around me--closest ones sitting, others
> standing and show everyone once--then I go around to each of the 6 tables
> and talk about what to do once again-then work with individuals. There are
> cool devices that your school may have like an Elmo or giant mirrors over
> your work space or projectors that show your work on a screen. I find that
> canned presentations (like videos) aren't very effective--better to have me
> show them, then they try it and I help when they need it.
> My students are terrible listeners--telling them information is almost a
> waste of time--they need to see it. I'm worried about their future job
> security!
>>>> "deb m." <> 9/13/2009 5:10 AM >>>
> This is my first year teaching a jewelry class and I was wondering how
> other HS teachers do their demonstrations - the work is so small I've
> had to break the class into groups and demonstrate about 4 times. In
> the meantime I can't help the rest of the class - there has to be a
> better way?
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