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Re: PRAISE

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Mark Alexander (mamjam)
Sun, 14 Sep 1997 23:15:40 -0500

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Marcia,

I'm always so indebted to those, like you, who contribute so much to me, my
teaching and to my students. These contributions become so much a part of
my work that I frequently even forget where the original ideas come from,
but I am always grateful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Mark

At 10:34 PM 9/14/97, Mcracker wrote:
>Mark and all,
>I think I might be the person who originally posted the Praise, Question,
>Propose art criticism process. I learned about it from a reading teacher who
>used it for in process critics of writing assignments. I teach middle
>schoolers (6, 7 and 8) and use the process pretty much as you described it,
>except that we use it primarily in process. I usually choose a work that is
>pretty far along into an assigment and the whole class takes a look at it
>(with the artist's permission). I also use it with the early finishers -- and
>the proposals they hear generally encourage them to keep working or to rework
>an area. I do take a number of respomses in each category, but I do not
>attempt to talk about each student's work -- instead, I encourage them to ask
>the group or a small group to help them with PQP anytime during the process
>of creating. In general, they like the attention and the chance to voice
>their opinions. In the proposal part, I stress that they phrase their
>proposals "If this were my work, I would....." and that the artist always has
>the right to take a suggestion or not. I try to give my suggestions in the
>same manner and spirit.
>
>Marcia Thompson
>West Salem Middle School
>West Salem, WI


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