Perfect Timing: Solutions for Early Finishers – Art Made Easy 029
Do you get frustrated when your students rush to finish a project to work on free drawing or a coloring sheet?
Do you find you are constantly being challenge to find solutions for early finishers?
In this episode of Art Made Easy, I walk you through strategies to help your students finish an art project during the scheduled time plus tips to help you assess your lesson timelines, free choice activities and grade-level projects.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
- Why you really need to step back and look at the reasons why timing is problematic in the first place
- What to expect when kids begin art projects
- How providing predictability in what your children can expect in the art room can go a long way in gauging how long it will take them to do a certain task
- How demonstrations can be used before, and during a lesson, to grow the listening and attention skills of your students
- Why your reaction matters
- The benefits of sticking to a lesson that was tested for that grade level
- Why setting up as many limitations as possible for the “perfectionist” student is the best thing you can do
- How to use free choice time effectively
- Why portfolios can be a good alternative to free choice
- The benefits of directed line drawings and how they can be used to help get a handle on how long children are able to work on a project
- Patty’s strategies and script for teaching a direct drawing
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