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BLIND EUGENIE'S POEM, henry's response

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Sandra L. Eckert (seart)
Fri, 19 Apr 1996 20:50:41 -0400

I have always thought that if there is a problem, a situation that just
doesn't work, it was up to me to help to change it. That's one of the
(many) reasons I teach. I have never found angst to be particularly useful,
although I, too, have my moments....In my years of teaching, I have begun to
realize the complexity of the problem of structure vs. "freedom"; it's not a
simple subject! Everyones needs are different. We know that! I am happy
that our subject celebrates the individual. We can provide that balanced
environment that leads to a creative learning situation. And it is the
structure of the school system that gives us the opportunity to do that.

I sometimes think of the art room as an oasis in a long stretch of dry
land....thank goodness it's there! I have students that say they come to
school just to come to art class! Luckily, with interdisciplinary teaching
becoming more acceptable, these kids are better able to appreciate some of
the other subject areas as well.

It's up to us to help them learn....Whatever works...


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