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> Hello to all,
> I've been reading this list for several weeks now; this a wonderful group!
> Everyone seems to be quite committed to quality teaching so I'm hoping you'll
> have some input regarding my recent feelings of inadequacies as an art
> or educator of any type. I teach K-6, each group meets once per week for
> only 30 minutes. The problem is I feel like I'm functioning more as a
> babysitter than someone providing a valuable resource. There is some pressure
> from administration to produce pretty things for the walls but for the most
> part I am able to put that aside and I teach what I want. I guess I don't
> feel I'm getting the results I would like (not in terms of product because I'm
> much more interested inprocess). How does everyone deal with students who are
> not "art majors"? I realize I can't inspire them all but what to do with
> those that, if life were perfect would be filtered out of the class? This is
> not to say that art is only for the serious student on the contrary I think it
> is an essential to producing a whole person but, like it or not, there are
> always going to be some that are unwilling to move beyond crayons, regardless
> of age. What do you do when you realize you just aren't going to reach them?
> And how do you prevent them from being a disruption?
> I am certain this is the right group to consult and will greatly appreciate
> any thoughts, positive or negative.
> Hoping you're all enjoying the weekend,