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Lesson Plans

different philosophy

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BOL7060 (BOL7060)
Sat, 7 Mar 1998 10:10:05 EST

I'm hoping someone out there can offer me some advice on what they've done
when their colleague has a different philosophy about art ed. than their own.
I myself am very DBAE and my colleague is basically studio or project
oriented. She sees no need to discuss elements of art, famous artists,
multicultural art or aesthetics. She barely follows the curriculum that we
have. It's a very touchy situation and when I've suggested an idea for her to
incorporate into a lesson she seems defensive. I want to have a good working
relation with her but it is a challenge, especially since our work ethic is
also different (she doesn't feel commited to our school).
I feel it's so important to give middle school kids a well rounded view of art
before they leave 8th gr., because some of them may never take art in high
I love my job, but it gets depressing to work with someone who doesn't feel
the same enthusiasm as I feel. I'm open to suggestions so that it works out
well for me, the colleague and the kids.