I sometimes teach a class for beginning art teachers. One of the first
activities or discussions we have is about their early art education
experiences. It sometimes makes me proud to be in the field, but I also
often feel like crying for the unhappiness teachers cause on a daily
basis. My purpose with the college students is to let them share their
feelings and help them realize what an important job they will have. I
don't think very many of us would deliberately hurt a child, but in the
events of a day at school it does happen.