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Lesson Plans


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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Sun, 08 Mar 1998 13:42:15 -0500

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 committed to our school).
I feel it's so important to give middle school kids a well rounded
view of art

They will , two different philosophies too!

Sounds like she has not kept in touch with the latest trends in art
education. However there is some merit to the other way of teaching
too. Are you open to her
method??. Many taught her way for 10 to 20 years and some still do. We
were taught that way and we all love art don't we? Her method may be
robbing the
children of all that art can be but DBAE is still a choice. Let her
be, you make it sound like she is a teacher ready to quit anyway.
When she does, make sure when you help interview for the next colleague
that your philosophies match.

You can only share ideas if she is willing to open her mind to them.
This may be especially touchy if you are young and she is older. Why
not learn from her, ask her
questions, don't criticize and maybe gradually she will open up and feel
safe enough to ask for your lessons. Also experience has a lot to offer
too. You may learn more than you realize.

On the other hand, by the time a few years go by we may all be going
back to her method to teach again. I have seen a lot of fads come and

Ellyn Wenk wrote: