> First of all, "please" don't resend the entire
> digest when you wish
> to comment on a single topic.
> On Jul 14, 2006, at 10:03 AM, Maureen wrote:
> > More and more high school principals in Salt Lake
> are only hiring art
> > teachers that maintain their own work out/inside
> of the classroom
> > and that
> > exhibit their work. I do agree that teaching
> itself is an art form
> > and,
> > believe me, teachers are my heroes because they
> are capable of so
> > much.
> I'm an advocate of art teachers being artist , but I
> would not wish to
> preclude those who do not work at and exhibit their
> art from teaching
> art, especially at the elementary level. I've know
> many good art
> teachers who did not pursue their own art.
> > Of course, teachers in any subject, including art,
> need to be able to
> > create classrooms that work for all if not most of
> the students.
> NCLB requires us to reach "all" students.
> > As far as
> > artist-teachers painting or drawing on student
> work, that is a
> > discourse
> > that has gone back many hundred years.
> I had a great watercolor workshop instructor who did
> his critiques by
> painting on students work. I politely explained that
> as an old art
> teacher I preferred that he not touch my paintings.
> He respected
> my request.
> > Art classes should be preparing students to enter
> fields that benefit
> > from strong art backgrounds, which are innumerable
> by the way.
> Most of our students will never go into art as a
> profession. We need
> to teach
> all students to appreciate and understand art. Don't
> neglect the
> serious ones
> but teaching art should be with a very broad brush.
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