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RE: Reading and writing in art

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Bickley-Green, Cynthia Ann (BICKLEYGREENC)
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 20:45:16 -0400

The children think they must answer in a particular way because throughout
their schooling we (teachers & parents) only look for the answers we want to
see. Perhaps it is time to listen to the children to hear what they are
thinking; and once we learn what they are thinking we must learn to respond
with sensitivity to the thoughts that are revealed.

Perhaps we need to move away from correct and incorrect to more of a
classroom dialog. CAB-G

> ----------
> From: Woody Duncan
> Sent: Sunday, September 5, 1999 8:31 PM
> To: Bickley-Green, Cynthia Ann
> Cc: 'RWilk85411'; ''
> Subject: Re: Reading and writing in art
> "Bickley-Green, Cynthia Ann" wrote:
> >
> > when we ask
> > children what they have learned from a particular project every child
> has a
> > different answer.
> Fantastic, I try to teach my 6th graders on day one that if everyone has
> a different
> answer then everyone has the correct answer. Most seem to understand,
> but soon
> revert to trying to get me to tell them what is correct or what I want
> them to do.
> We have them well trained, because they even politely ask permission to
> do the
> slightest deviation from the norm. "This is art, if you have a better
> idea do it that's
> what art is all about, being different."
> Woody in KC
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