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Re: technique vs. expression~ larry

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PHimmelber_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 08:11:24 PST


The artist and teacher comment was taken from the aspect of one person, two
distinct disciplines, my own situation. I fail to see how this philosophy
kept you out of the classroom whether you were an artist or a teacher or
both. I think that an artist can more successfully demonstrate a technique
than can a facilitator. This comes from the notion that you know your subject
cold. While I can keep up with a beat, I can't teach music... something that
I love from a non-practitioners pov. I am not a big fan of DBAE especially in
elementary school... and I don't see where your comment...but when the idea
that an artist as teacher brings something less than desireable into a
classroom... comes from. I do understand and respect your long experience as
an artist. I've got alot to learn as a teacher... am new at it... but
staunchly uphold the idea that the teacher knows his subject cold. Peter

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