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Challenging Advanced Student

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Jasmine Preston (jdp30)
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 17:09:47 -0500

I need some advice. I have a student in my advanced painting class who has
gone from an 90 to a 54 in three weeks because he is refusing to work. He
is a senior who is taking this class because he enjoys art, not because he
needs it. Because I'm new to the school, high school, etc. I have asked
them to do painting exercises based on the elements. They are not supposed
to be finished "masterpieces". He spend the entire time allowed for the
first exercise working on one small area very slowly with a very small
brush. He didn't need to spend that kind of time, it was not a detailed
area or assignment. When I spoke to him about it, he told me he had done
everything already. I was teaching him nothing new. I took that to mean
he wanted to do his own stuff, so I told him when he did the assignments I
asked for and impressed me we could talk about him working independently.
He said OK and then, has refused to do any work since.
If this were not a small advanced class, I might just let it go. I just
hate to think I've somehow "unmotivated" him. I searched the building for
a someone who might have some insight into this student--no luck with that
or talking with his parents.

Any suggestions?


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