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Posted on October 11, 2014 4:58 pm
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Aslihan Unal
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Art Class
Mr. Mercer is an elementary art teacher who is unobtrusively assessing his students while they make origami holiday ornaments. He notices that while students seem to be doing well constructing the ornaments from precut pieces of paper, they are having a hard time cutting any pieces on their own. He realizes that while he went over in detail the processes of folding and constructing the ornaments, he did so with paper he had prepared by precutting. What should he do to make the process easier for the students?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 14, 2014 12:15 am

PavuWe
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Mr. Mercer should stop the students where they are at in the process. He should then demonstrate making origami with a piece of paper that needs to be cut first. He should demonstrate the cutting process several times and let students practice on several pieces of paper while he is demonstrating. Once he sees that all students have mastered cutting the paper before construction, he can move on with the lesson and let them continue with their artwork as he continues to move around the room and assess student performance.
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Solution 2
Posted October 16, 2014 1:48 pm

VyQyte
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Mr. Mercer should evaluate his instruction. He should first teach students using pre-cut but he also needs to add doing this from scratch. We can not just assume students will get a concept without instruction. After students have been taught to do this without having pre cut pieces of paper students should master this skill.
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ypuqum
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I agree that the teacher failed to evaluate his lesson plan before administering it.
  Posted on: October 16, 2014 8:27 pm

ezaDyR
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I agree, as a teacher I would reevaluate my lesson and see if I can simplify it a little more in order to make them successful.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 4:08 pm

Danielle Brock
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I agree with this case study. I will utilize this information once I become a teacher.
I enjoyed reading this idea.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 10:56 pm

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