Peer Editing and Introduction to Commenting

Peer Editing and Introduction to Commenting

At the end of the first quarter, most students had three blog posts published. We were ready to start with commenting on each others’ posts. I saw a peer editing activity shared by “The Daring English Teacher”, who I follow on Facebook. The lesson used stations and asked students to evaluate each paper with a […]

For Use at Home

In Ceramics I, students have researched and practiced different methods of manipulating the texture of the clay. Learning how each stage of clay allows your marks to have a different effect. Everyone in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th periods is finishing up their coiled bowl with texture. As this work wraps up, students are envisioning […]

Reflection on our First Pinch Pots

Reflection on our First Pinch Pots

For the past two weeks, Ceramics 1 students have been learning to shape clay in the most basic way, pinching. Starting with a small piece of clay,  they pinched and shaped the clay in a variety of vessels. Some students made bowls, others made baskets, and some made vases. They explored the tools in the […]

Reflection

Reflection

I have been working to include more student choice in the ceramics classes. Looking back to the fall semester I think this was my most successful attempt at teaching basic handbuilding skills while allowing for more student input. So for the first time, not every student built a coiled bowl or an artwork from an […]

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