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> When push comes to shove, art class has a great strength in the
> educational process. .. I know how much has to be covered, and how difficult it
> is. If I ran
> the zoo, all preservice teachers in all areas would spend a year
> teaching in an elementary classroom. (ducking)
>In answer to your comment above....
>>>>I also taught in regular classrooms. What is a preservice teacher? Do you mean art teachers? If so, I can tell you our job is just as difficult and in some ways, more stressfull. Like anything it is give and take. The part that bothers me is how demeaning most regular teachers are to "special" teachers. There is NO excuse for treating others disrespectfully.
(not ducking anything)<<<
Thanks for asking Ann, Carolan... I meant all special areas, even high
school English teachers... and I know that will probably never happen.
You do have a point about the "respect" issue. In our school the
specials (Library, PE, Music, Computer, Second Language did feel that at
one time. We discussed it a lot, and finally talked to the principal.
Somehow, things have improved...maybe it was just getting it off our
chest, and getting a balance of work times and duties.
Kayenta Intermediate School