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Re: [Channel-talklearning] Feedback

From: Ima Teacher <imateacher400@comcast.net>
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 10:39:24 EST
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Hi Kate. One more suggestion that I offer very hesitantly...
Might you use the time on your walk to set up the project and talk
about what you are going to do? If you showed up to meet them with a
big image of a castle on "picket sign" they would probably rather talk
about that. I do hate to see you lose your bonding time with the kids
though, so maybe there is a place along your walk you could "hide" your
sign (or prop) and they can talk about themselves up to that point and
then the conversation can be redirected.
I teach video in a Saturday program. Despite having my kids for 2.5
hours it never seems to be enough time so I started using snack time to
talk about video aesthetics rather than the kids talk about video games
and tell me what happened at school this week. I show a video that one
of them has brought in and then i talk about how and why certain things
were done. Letting them relax but keeping them focused on video for
that 15 minutes meant we could get back to work sooner after break and
over the 10 week semester I gained 150 minutes
Crissa
"one very inexperienced teacher "

On Mar 13, 2005, at 8:55 PM, Katherine Kraus wrote:

>  
> Dear Ed, Susanne, and Axel,
> Thank you for your great comments and suggestions. You all have given
> me some new ideas. The kids often tell me stories about themselves
> during our walk to art.  I could use this time to hear what they're
> saying about their lives and let them know that I'm interested and
> care.  This could be a small way of attending to their emotional
> development.  I have a curriculum which includes S.O.L's (Standards of
> Learning).  I've thought about taking art to the kids in their
> classrooms, but the teacher's don't want this.  There aren't any spare
> rooms. I have thought about holding art outside, but I'm concerned
> that I won't have the same level of control. But, art outdoors could
> be an exciting way to introduce landscapes.   Inside the classroom, 
> thinking out loud while demonstrating a process and setting the stage
> with discussion and questions so that all of the kids understand what
> we're doing would seem to p! revent kids from asking me "So, what are
> we doing?''  Thank you again!  Sincerely, Kate
> Katherine Kraus
> kate231@earthlink.net
> Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.
>  
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