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Re: Our Children
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Mcracker
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:15:51 EDT
I try to ignore the negative people I come into contact with. Seek out those
who care and are committed....there are plenty of them out there. Don't
forget to compliment people (teachers and administrators...and aides). Often
people in our field feel underappreciated and rather lonely, I think. You are
not alone! Keep reading the mail on this list and you will find plenty of
committed art teachers! Try to make contacts with other art teachers in your
area.....take classes with them, travel together, exhibit together, etc. Join
your state art ed. association...use your energy to make the profession
stronger for everyone. Don't ever lose sight of the kids....love them, but
also know that you need to nurture yourself, or you will become a burned out
sad old teacher, like some of those you see around you! Good luck! I am still
excited about going back to school...after 21 years!