MR. BUCK's HOME PAGE
Welcome to MCAA I hope this page will give you the assistance needed to navigate through the maze the school year often creates
I am sorry there has been distress and a cyber-bullying Email about me that I was not to be made aware of. All of this trying to paint a picture of me that is not true.
Teaching students to openly review all productions, ones they are a part of and ones they view is a part of theater education even as outlined by the state.
I teach children to first tell what they liked about a production, and then what they think could be done better and how.
Yes we had this discussion in class always with my assurance that everyone involved should feel acomplished in their efforts and proud of the work they did. In this discussion both good things about the production were shared as well as things that could be done better. I do this after every play I am involved with, as well as every production we see as a clas and often as a private person.
I know that for many students review of a play especially one they were in is a new experience, but in the end it is a positive, good, growing experience.
Yes, it is true, that I expressed that the play was not polished, and the students themselves pointed out many things they saw as flaws. But in no way should this be looked at as being harmful to kids, quite the opposite it is a way to collectively salute the good and the could be improved of any work, and who doesnt need that skill?
If you feel disturbed by any of this I would be happy to talk with you. I want you to know I want only what is best for your children both now and in their future, and it is always with that in mind that I strive to help them seek excellence in their art.
Go to the flash card site to get notes for your test. 8th grade is allowed 1 page of Cornell style notes for their test.
get the notes here: http://www.flashcardmachine.com