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Re: Enthusiam?

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From: klmvisarts (klmvisarts_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 18:52:32 PDT


teaching elementary art...having a hundred students per week...and smaller
rooms...

I teach 500 students per week and another 500 the following week...no rooms
in any of the four schools... no closets or carts in many... teaching
kindee through five is an amazing, rewarding, invigorating art experience...

teaching in these conditions makes me realize why so many people make the
move to secondary.

Exhausted after only three years..but still loving it,
kerry
a bit of a masochist
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From: "M Ulakovits" <msqu@atlantic.net>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: Enthusiam?

> Hold on there- From my experience elementary art teachers show the most
> enthusiasm and have the best since of humor. They are more apt to take
risks
> and are more whimsical. Elementary art teachers establish the "art
mindset."
> They can destroy or quench the creative spirit in children. They have
> hundreds of students each week. They have to have a lot of enthusiam just
to
> get through the week! I don't think this list is necessarily a microcosm
of
> art teachers in general. In my experience, elementary art teachers are
less
> likely to use technology (than middle) so there may not be as many
> elementary art teachers on this list. Elementary art teachers have lower
> budgets, less planning time, little or no access to equipment, smaller
> artrooms, more students,etc. In addtion-no support from the
administration.
> What does this have to do with them being on the artsednet list? Well, I
> would think the more one uses technology, the more ways one discovers it's
> uses.
> Don't mean to get on a soapbox but someone has to ( from time to time.)
> Martha Ulakovits
> Elementary Art Teacher
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