I'm slowly developing a system on how to make choices available to students with COVID. I decided to create a buffet-style TAB studio. A buffet-style TAB studio is when materials are presented to students in a buffet-like matter. Some TAB classrooms may use a buffet-style when there is limited space or time; it really depends on teachers' preferences and circumstances. This year the buffet will replace the sculpture center area. This counter is in an easily accessible space for students with plenty of room for materials.
In my school, a cohort is considered a grade level. I realized that they can share supplies within a cohort or grade. I just have to disinfect after every class. I am also trying my best to be conscious of the material choices for students. I want there to be a balance of 2D and 3D options available but ensuring there is no overlap in cohort use of materials. I created a list at the front of the classroom so that students see the options available on the buffet. Honestly, this also helps me organize and prep materials for each cohort. I am making personalized packs for unique materials like sewing and metal embossing.
I think that this system may slowly evolve as I get better on planning and prepping.
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