Re: curriculum help
- I suggest both self and anyomous peer evealutations. Make sure they known what grading rubric is and what is expected of them. I think a lot of kids do work towards the minimum, but at least in my experience, they work a tiny bit harder when they are being graded by their peers. (Outliners always get thrown out, of course. Students will try to sabatoage each other with awful evals. or give their friends passes on substandard work.)
--- In email@example.com, "barbara" <bswellesbabart@...> wrote:
> Terry, Working with At Risk High School (and Middle School) takes a lot of pacients. Don't always expect to accomplish as much as you planned. they often do minimal to meet the objectives and say that's the way they like it and don't want to do any more.
> I found with my group that anything about their name was cool, hierogliphics, Chinese characters, Block lettering in 3-D designs, Heraldry with their family symbols and initials. Further more clay modeling is a wonderful medium for these students. We did Greek Vases and later studied Dave the slave potter and made face jugs. They won awards for Youth Art Month. Good luck. Enjoy and love your students.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "fufuyina" <terrylynny@> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I am embarking upon a new teaching position. I will be teaching photography/art to at risk high schoolers next fall. I will have 4 classes and see them daily. I am looking for help with designing a curriculum. Can anyone offer a book suggestion or website? It seems the more I think about it, the more scattered my ideas are.
> > Thanks so much and any advise will be greatly appreciated!!!!!!
> > Terry