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Re: [teacherartexchange] being polite


From: gail kizis (smokealarm7_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 05 2005 - 23:44:33 PDT

Hello, Darren,
I take it from your posts that you look down in some way on the people
posting here.
This is really unfortunate because, as a teacher of advanced level and AP
Studio Art high school art classes, I have always learned much about
lessons, approaches and theories of art education from the professional
postings here.
You seem to need controversy and arguments.
There is a teacher in our district that has many posts similar to yours
(inviting arguements and controvoersies that are counterproductive to
promoting higher level learning skills).
He is viewed as someone who is not here to educate and stimulate learning
and growth of the students but, someone who seems to need to draw lots of
attention to himself.
Please continue to read and learn from the most experienced folks on this
list and if they still seem to be "smoking something" to you, then please
excuse yourself from the discussions as none of us have time to read such
distracting and immature posts.
Hoping You'll stay and be a grown up,
Nancy in North Texas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Darren High" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] being polite

>I believe that "being polite" should extend not just
> to messages posted to this list but also to private
> messages sent using an email address pulled from this
> list.
> --- Catherine Gersich <> wrote:
>> Thank you Patricia for saying what you did! I was
>> thinking the same things. Perhaps new members
>> should sit back and read posts for a few weeks
>> before they begin communication if they don't
>> understand the parameters.
>> I hope this was a learning opportunity for other new
>> members of the list.
>> Cathy
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Patricia Knott<>
>> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion
>> Group<>
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 5:48 PM
>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] being polite
>> To all on this list that know me and know that I
>> make thoughtful comment,
>> I made a personal reply to Darren about a comment
>> he made and he choose to publish it to this list.
>> I have many many times made personal replies to
>> members of this list and it never before went over
>> to the "world."
>> I am very offended at Darren's inconsideration and
>> now I am reluctant to say anything and especially
>> since Darren denigrated my reputation with the
>> implication that I am smoking something!
>> I have been on this list for many years and nobody
>> has ever been derogatory. We disagree, we argue, we
>> kiss and make up and
>> most of all
>> we help each other.
>> Accusations have never been a part of this list. I
>> have signed on and signed off of many lists because
>> of the "nastiness" of some comments. I hope this
>> list is not going that route.
>> Patty
>> respond to:
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