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less expenditure of energy... do tell


From: Leah Rachlis (leah_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Mar 30 2005 - 08:16:48 PST

Hey Sharon,

We could sure use some of those experiences that lead to less expenditure of

Going now into my third career - with achy bones and only my love of
inspired creativity to hold me up - I have found someways to conserve - but
how about a list of "collective wisdom from retired art teachers for the web

When I get my MA - I will be 50, I go for an MRI next week, to see why the
shooting pains are still going up and down my leg - I sometimes wonder if I
should have opted for a desk job -

Achy bones in Colorado Springs,

PS: Did you see we protested at Palmer High School - against the crazy
"hate"monger! Boy was I achy after that!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon Henneborn" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: Retired art teachers-- energy /experience

> Woody,
> My observation over a lot of years is that every age has advantage and
> disadvantage. Youth has energy but less knowledge & wisdom which comes
> from experience. That slowly reverses as energy wains and
> wisdom/experience/knowledge waxes. By the time for retirement it is as
> you say. My last years of teaching were so much easier because I could
> accomplish so much more by expending the same amount of energy because
> I was so much more efficient.
> Sharon ~ NJ
> On Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at 12:07 AM, Woody Duncan wrote:
> > But, we should have gained so much experience
> > by then that we are so much better at what we do that
> > being slow won't matter.
> > Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
> ---