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Re: Standard practices-unfinished work, regular projects going home-to mount
or no ?
Well, first of all take any advice I give with a grain of salt. I've lost a
number of professional positions...teaching...and an administrative position
in a national nonprofit organization, for standing my ground and maintaining
my principles and integrity. As a result, at 46 years of age...I'm starting
over and have nothing to speak of for retirement.
Oh...did I forget to say that if I had a choice I'd do it all over again?
You betcha. Without holding to your sense of dignity and integrity, what
else is left? Is it scary? Without question! Principles...however, are
I would insist that if this teacher wants to be an arts mentor, that the
school administration enforce a ruling that this teacher be required to
begin taking some art ed courses. Then, I'd put this teacher in charge of
fundraising projects to increase the art budget for PRE-made mats, a
shrinkwrapping machine, etc;
I teach k-12....and the school must believe you are the "professional"...or
you will have one nightmare after another. Every little "what's good for
the community" project will come into your room next after this
Plop a number of huge curriculum guides on his desk....and challenge him to
find where such criteria can be found. Nominate him to the curriculum
Finally....increase testing findings and analysis for his particular
students to make sure the "students" going home in his class meet national
standards. We wouldn't want to send students home unfinished!
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