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Re: [teacherartexchange] Artist/Teacher Portfolio


From: Della Buzard (dellasnook_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 12 2006 - 09:30:53 PDT

Many colleges in NY require that their teachers have a
portfolio as well. I don't know if that makes you
feel any better about being put on the spot about your
own work but they are held accountable for lesson
plans and pics with their kids too.

--- Maggie White <> wrote:

> This is a situation that somewhat irks me about art
> teachers applying
> for jobs. Does it seem that we're the only ones
> expected to have a
> professional body of work, if not an actual exhibit
> schedule? Is the
> language arts applicant expected to have published,
> or at least show the
> Great American Novel in progress? Does the math
> applicant have to
> develop new theories of algorithms in her spare
> time? Does the science
> applicant spend the summer searching for a cure for
> cancer? Does the
> P.E. teacher bring in a teaching portfolio in a gym
> bag?
> Maggie, playing the devil's advocate
> Della Buzard wrote:
> ><snip> My portfolio has most of what you are all
> >talking about but we have to use artist portfolios
> >that you would find in an art store. In it we
> start
> >with our artist statement and then a simple page
> that
> >shows some personality of who we are. <snip> The
> last thing in my
> >portfolio is my personal artwork, it is important
> for
> >a school to see that you are passionate about your
> own
> >art as well and to see what skills you may be able
> to
> >pass on to your students.
> >
> > <snip>
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