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Please don't stop asking questions and don't withdraw from our
discussion group. You might have to " toughen up" a little to make it in this
profession -- you will encounter many personality types.....
Consider the rudeness of "whoever" seemed so
irritated with your questions as an opportunity to practice your "not
going to get my feelings hurt, even when others are unkind" skills.
My advice in no way excuses the rudeness of whoever wrote you, but
we can't control these kinds of behaviors. This is a profession full of
wonderful people who look forward to a new generation of art teachers
with new fresh ideas and energy. I and many of my colleagues read
the questions and comments of the students in this forum with great
interest. I love the questions, and have many of the same ones... -- and I
am a very successful teacher with years of experience...I am also very
WELL-READ in the literature of this profession....I have endless
questions....still. When we stop asking questions or diminish the
importance of the questions of our youth, we might as well call it quits
-- which is what whoever whoever was so mean spirited should
Write me back on my individual e-mail -- I'd like to talk to you some more.
Asst. prof. Art Education
University of Illinois
School of Art and Design