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Re: Diane Gregory's questions

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DebbieDBAE
Sat, 23 Mar 1996 08:22:08 -0500


BRAVO!!! to Eileen for her insightful responses to your questions, which I
also think are wonderful. To your first question "What makes a good art
teacher?", I truly concur with Eileen about high expectations. I also
believe two other areas are key factors in separating those who just relay
information or subject area content from those who are master teachers...
1. That every master teacher is also a researcher/learner on a continuous
basis. Learning about art, exploring artists of the past and present, their
inspiration or desperation, feelings for and depth of works...so much to
learn about, and every little bit of information creates another subtle
nuance of understanding .....
2. That every master teacher occasionally allow themselves the luxury of
observing other master teachers at work...in all disciplines...what a
valuable way to stay current and fresh!
3. (Allright...I said two...but I guess I can't assume this one goes without
saying...) That every master teacher has a passion for his/her
subject...especially the arts...for it is passion that makes us create!

Dealing with content....I can truly say I have never been at a loss for WHAT
to teach...just a lack of time to teach it all in!

And the last thing I would like to leave you with is this...that when we
teach, if we do not leave our students with a wonderful(delicious,
intriguing, provacative) problem to solve...we have simply been relaying
information..."Teach on!", Diane...it sounds as if you are truly becoming a
master!