I just realized yesterday that there is this 'unsaid' motivation between my students about getting their artwork published on my blog. As a student was working on his artwork yesterday, he kept asking me over and over again, "Is this good enough to go on your blog?"..."Do you think I am doing a good job?"..."I really want my art on your blog"..."I want to have the most pictures of my art online". And so on.
I began to realize that the kids have this intrinsic desire to do well on their artwork so they will get one of my 'green slips'. I hand these out to the students whenever their artwork goes on my blog. I have actually had a parent contact me through the blog, praising the art instruction that her daughter receives here at school. I was flattered. And, I am proud of my students. And, I love to make them feel good about what they do at school. Enough said.