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Re: methods for secondary museum ed.

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Derek Parsons (
Wed, 17 Jan 1996 22:32:59 -0800

Wendy Ellen Cochran wrote:
> I too was an artist in residence for 15 years before becoming a full time
> credentialled dance teacher and I have managed to create the excitement
> and red carpet treatment everyday of my career..The problem however is
> the professional jealously and horrendous political stuff I get to put up
> with by being so well accepted by the kids and their parents and of
> course we are very visiable by performing a lot...The good news too is
> now I usually always have artists-in-redsidence teaching along side me to
> help me with the 250 inner city high school kids I teach per day!!!!!!!!
> They/we (teaching artists) are jewels...if you know how to work it right
> and take full advantage of what they have to give. I also perform and
> train regularly still so the students know I "DO It" as well as teach it!
> wendyellen wcochra,
Most people do not ever experience in there lives, like those who
teach from the heart. Like that feeling of getting some of the love that
you give to their student returned. I think we are some of the luckiest
people in the world.

Derek Parsons
Belle View Elementary
Alexandria, VA