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Re: i need to VENT: a response


Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 22:26:13 PST

Yes, sounds like you've got a tough assignment. There are teaching
assignments which are definitely in that category. It is especially difficult
in that you're working without supplies. Many school districts see art
classes as filler classes and don't really value the importance of what we're
doing. My advice is to hang in there. View it as a learning experience. You
may or may not be returning there next year, but learn what you can this
year. Somehow try to maintain a sense of humor, even if it's sitting down and
laughing at how ridiculously impossible it is to teach art to some of these
kids under these conditions. There are some good kids out there. Focus on
them and they will brighten up your day. Sounds like your colleagues and the
admininstration is a wash out.
I hear ya,
Dennis in Stockton, CA

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