Re: Help w/ special needs students!!!
- Hi Meghan,
A couple of questions- did you modify the lesson for these students'
abilites? What are their challenges (do they effect the ability to
learn concepts/create the art you intended ie objectives. I teach
elementary and have lots of mainstreamed students. I modify if/when
they need it and have visual, step by step expectations written (for
revrybody). Usually I ask "are you doing your best?"- often the
answer is no and they will try harder, or this is when they ask for
help, clarification etc. A child with learning challenges might
need a different measuring stick on your part (but the same rubric.
You could write with modifications on it or the report card if you
feel more comfortable). Art class is a place for self expression
and self esteem to soar! Ali B.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Meghan Bailin <meghcallie@...>
>some help! I'm a first year middle school art teacher. I have really
> Hi everyone! This may be a really dumb question.....but I need
LARGE classes...some have 30 students. I have about 3 special needs
students per class and no aide. My question has to do with
grading... When grading the project of a special needs student, do
you grade on the same level as other students or do you grade
according to that students' abililty? My rubric has 5 parts:
creativity, effort, neatness, time on task and following directions.
Do you ignore the name completely when grading or individualize it
more? I hope this makes sense! Thanks!
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