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Re: Introduction - Don't read if an Art Educator Purist!

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carla schiller (
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 22:54:32 -0700 (PDT)

Kieran - Wow, are your kids and their teachers lucky to have a parent like
you!! I wish all the parents of my students had your terrific attitude. I
teach Art History, as I am a Historian/Social Scientist (whatEVER!), but I
use parents in several different ways - as drivers and/or chaperones on
class trips, as invited guests to plays and things (this applies more to
my History classes), and as guest speakers. If I ever get organized
enough, I probably will ask some of them to come in and help out with
project preparation, room decoration, and a class newsletter I keep
fantasizing about but never seem to get started.

Hope this helps.

P.S. I have 3 children myself -- 10, 14 and (I can hardly believe it) 20.

Carla Schiller, Esq.
Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
North Hollywood High School, CA
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"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not
know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge."
--Kongzi (Confucius)

On Tue, 21 Apr 1998 klmajor wrote:

> I, too, would like to come out of the lurking shadows and introduce myself.
> I'm the mother of three and joined artsednet to learn how to be more
> effectively supportive of the arts in our school and to gather ideas for art projects
> and activities for our family. Accomplished both and also learning how
> MUCH art can contribute to a child's overall education. I never imagined
> how much I would and could learn from the group. I greatly value the banter,
> the ideas and even the controversy. Through our differences we learn.
> I'm curious: What type of work do you do to pull in parent advocates for
> your programs? How can parents help the art educators in expanding programs
> beyond the obvious funding support (which will be much stronger for my
> children's school now that I know more...).?
> Kieran