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Re: [teacherartexchange] New Class Blog


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2008 - 11:54:02 PST

I'm right there with you, Gayle! I teach in a small Catholic school
so I am the only art teacher. There are a handfull of art teachers in
the Catholic schools in my state, so I am thinking of starting some
kind of Catholic Schools Fine Arts Initiative ... or something with a
less-boring name. We have great inservices for all the teachers, but
most of it seems pretty useless to those of us who don't teach a
"mainstream" subject.

Thanks for visiting my site! I am having fun putting it together.


On Feb 2, 2008 2:33 PM, Gayle Parent <> wrote:
> Wow. I just looked through your entire web site and really enjoyed
> what I saw. Lots of variety and things I've never seen before. Your
> students are lucky.
> I am a beginning art teacher, with 17 years of experience in the
> "regular" classroom. We currently have a Fine Arts director who has
> retired on the job, so to speak. I have never been to an inservice
> taught by the district about art, nor are there meetings for art
> teachers, nor any get togethers at which we can swap ideas, or meet
> and find ways to relate to one another. Maybe this is not unusual.
> At this point it seems that it will require the initiative of one of
> us to start such a thing.
> Thanks!
> Gayle
> On Feb 2, 2008, at 11:16 AM, Rebecca Burch wrote:
> > Hello all! It's the weekend! Yay!!!! Time for my own pet projects.
> >
> > I just moved my class blog to a new website, so I wanted to let you
> > all know about the move. Our new site is here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Wordpress is awesome! The computer guy installed it onto the school's
> > server, and it makes it so easy to keep a website and to keep the
> > content fresh. It also organizes all the stuff for us, so I don't
> > have to take old stuff off the page and swap out new stuff... it's a
> > blog, so you just post and it organizes.
> >
> > If you can use web email, you can use Wordpress. THe hardest thing
> > was getting it installed -- it was totally over my head, but the
> > computer guy got it done in literally 5 minutes!
> >
> > If you are thinking about building a class website or keeping one of
> > your own, I would recommend Wordpress highly! You can either install
> > it on your own server like I did (which makes it purely your site and
> > you don't have to deal with someone else's server) or you can get a
> > free blog through Either way, it's so easy -- so much
> > easier than updating a site through a HTML editor.
> >
> > Becky
> >
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