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Re: Student teaching experience

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Sandra Poos (klpoos)
Mon, 04 Jan 1999 22:31:45 -0600


Pam Stephens,
When I first took this job as an elementary art teacher, this district
had NEVER had art at the elementary level before, so it was a challenge.
My self and two other art teachers were fresh out of college, not
knowing what we had gotten ourselves into. I would have appreciated
being better prepared in the following areas:
1. how to order supplies on a budget.
2. various discipline techniques in the classroom, that WORK!!
3. How to set up an Art program for grades 1-6.
4. Ideas for different age levels. What they should know at each grade
level so I could find appropriate art projects to teach them.
5. How to organize my time, file folders, and how to prepare for the
yearly Art Show!!!
6. How to use assessment in art. How to grade projects. How to use
rubrics.
7. How to teach art on a cart: the how to's and secrets that work in a
classroom when you teach on a cart. You may not end up having your own
art room when you teach elementary art in the schools, like I do.
When I took this job I just surmised that each school had an art room,
like when I student taught. NOT TRUE!!! Find out first. Ask many
questions, before you make up your mind to teach here or not.
8. The pros and cons of joining your local union.

Sandy Poos, elementary art
District #187, Cahokia, Ill.