AIS ASOD – Polson School – Dawn Torbiak

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Testimonials:

Manitoba Arts Council – Artist in the Schools Residency – Evaluation Form for Teachers:
Rebecca’s work for the Aboriginal School of Dance
From: Dawn Torbiak of Polson School
Date: May 14 2015
Grade: 4

Rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5: (1)poor (2) fair (3) good (4) very good (5) excellent

Were students creatively engaged and enthusiastically involved in project? 5
Were the activities age appropriate? 5
Did the artist communicate effectively with students and staff? 5
Would you recommend this artist to another school? 5 (Absolutely)

 

Highlights:
I was so impressed with the level of dance that the students attained in only one week. There was such a sense of urgency and cooperation to learn the dance – Becky was amazing- she had high expectations, was encouraging, and taught the students in logical chunks. The students adored her. Becky had excellent class management skills and worked so positively with all students no matter what grade or ability. Our whole school enjoyed the wonderful dance celebration at the end of the residency.

Challenges and suggestions:
Hard to improve on such excellent work.

Some student comments: