Great suggestion! Starting a program from scratch can be overwhelming ( I
started mine a dozen years ago - it was very stressful!) I didn't even know
about art supply catalogs! Pre-service teachers should know about SAX,
United Arts & Education, Triarco, Dick Blick, Classroom Direct, and whatever
others I'm missing (I KNOW there are alot more catalogs I use, cause my
shelf has a lot more than 5 catalogs! *L*) Coming up with a list of
"must-haves" vs. "wants", discussing organizing those supplies - individual
watercolors vs. sharing, etc. I truely wish I had gotten more "practical"
advice during my pre-service years.
I would also think that learning how to effectively use the internet as a
professional development tool would also be a good topic to cover.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> Diane, all of the suggestions , so far, have been really good. I would
> also let them go through a catolog of art supplies, give them a fake
> budget, and pupil allotment, and have them at least experience and discuss
> the process of ordering supplies. I say this because so many times on
> this list, the question of budgets and supplies come up . Or, have them
> barinstrom the supplies needed for a 'basic" art room, and an "ideal "art