With reference to teaching in more that one department...I must add the
addendum that I am certified in both departments (English and Art), so am
qualified (this is in reference to Woody's remark). I agree with Woody
completely we need to have certified specialists in each area.
As for burning out, with my personality I thrive for challenges, it's the
"same old same old" that kills me. I am lucky to work in a district that
allows me to challenge myself and the students by introducing new courses.
As for the new course Stacie will be developing, my advice would be write
the curriculum, it will start you on the road of organizing your teaching
for the course. If you don't have a point to start from, start with your
state standards and wrap "ceramics" around that. Perhaps you can copies
from those of us who teacher ceramics. I would be willing to go into school
and get a copy and send it to you, Stacie, if you send me your snail mail
From: Peggy Woolsey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 10:39 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Yet another twist...
Yes, we can and do it all--I have done so. It is part of my personality
and it is a receipe for burn out.