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Re: [teacherartexchange] Yet another twist...


Date: Sat Jul 08 2006 - 14:36:15 PDT

There is also in ceramics the little matter of technical expertise.


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>Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 11:38:59 -0300
>From: Peggy Woolsey <>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Yet another twist...
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>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.
>On Jul 7, 2006, at 8:34 PM, KPRS2 wrote:
>> So, do you think a great art teacher can teach any media? any grade
>> level? any ____ ? thoughts?
>> let us know~
>> creatively, Linda in Oregon
>> -----
>> ------------------------------------
>> I do believe that any great teacher can teach any subject if and only
>> if
>> they have a passion for the subject. A great teacher, by my definition
>> has a
>> passion for teaching and, above all, learning. There are some of us on
>> this
>> list that have taught in more than one department (I have taught in
>> English
>> and Art on the high school level, and have started new courses by
>> writing
>> the curriculum over the summer, and then introducing the course in
>> September). Notice I am NOT teaching in the math department (although
>> as
>> fate would have it, I started out as a math major, but switched
>> because it
>> wasn't my passion, although I had a "head for figures"). Teaching to
>> me is
>> when you have something you want to share (curriculum), and you make
>> your
>> audience (students) curious about what you have (instill a curiousity
>> for
>> learning), and you engage them into the unfolding of what you will be
>> sharing (hands on experiences with you as a facilitator). This can be
>> done
>> with any subject.
>> We on the list have been encouraging Stacie to reflect on her teaching
>> style
>> and abilities in order to make the choice as to whether to take the
>> new job
>> or not. Only she knows for sure. None of us have seen her teach,
>> although we
>> all have had the priviledge of hearing about her progress this year.
>> San D
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