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Re: Enthusiasm?


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 14:53:05 PDT

Janice Keenan wrote:
> <snip
> I hear remarks
> like "You're such a good art teacher...why are you at
> the elementary level, you should be teaching high
> school, where it really can make a difference!" Boy,
> do I get aggravated with that! <snip> This is where the seed is planted and as
> they get to middle and high school the seed sprouts
> and grows.

Amen to that! Our MS has had two and a half art teachers who have done
an outstanding job prepping them for HS; the old-timer there was always
more crafts-oriented (and I mean that in a positive way), so the other
two concentrated more on 2D and "fine" arts. It's made my job much
easier, and we can zoom on to more advanced skills. Now, if we only had
specialists in the elementary levels...I admire and applaud you
elementary specialists; I don't know how you do it!