Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans


Re:conference - Boston

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Rob Morey (raboo)
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 16:55:28 -0800


This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_000D_01BE6BDF.F7B3FE40
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Ellen,=20

I think that it is great that you are going to this conference and that =
you went to the one for Mathas well. I sure wish that I could go too. I =
never thought to go to these conferences before, and now that I'm =
unemployed, I can't afford it. But when I read your post on ArtsEdNet, =
the necessity for us art teachers to do these kinds of things became =
very clear. I'm a big advocate of connecting Art to the other subjects =
within the curriculum. This is as important to first graders as it is to =
12th grade students. I could go on for hours about the how's and why's, =
but unfortunately, my associates who teach the other subjects, seldom =
see the relevance. They are not in any great hurry to deal with changes =
to their established lesson plans for the sake of a "little art =
project." As someone who is not only dedicated to the teaching of Art, =
but more importantly, to education in general, I see it as our job to =
build the bridges that will span these gaps within our curriculum. It is =
one of my goals as an Art teacher, to become a vital part of the Math =
Department as well as the Science department and the English Department =
and all the others. If Art is as important as all the experts say it is, =
then why are we not taken as seriously as we should be? Everything is in =
writing, now we Art teachers need to prove it. You have taken a big step =
in doing just that. Hopefully, if I get a job in the next year, I will =
get a chance to meet you at one of these conferences.=20

Sincerely,

Rob Morey

------=_NextPart_000_000D_01BE6BDF.F7B3FE40
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN">

Ellen,

I think that it is great that you are going to this conference and = that you=20 went to the one for Mathas well. I sure wish that I could go too. I = never=20 thought to go to these conferences before, and now that I'm unemployed, = I can't=20 afford it. But when I read your post on ArtsEdNet, the necessity for us = art=20 teachers to do these kinds of things became very clear. I'm a big = advocate of=20 connecting Art to the other subjects within the curriculum. This is as = important=20 to first graders as it is to 12th grade students. I could go on for = hours about=20 the how's and why's, but unfortunately, my associates who teach the = other=20 subjects, seldom see the relevance. They are not in any great hurry to = deal with=20 changes to their established lesson plans for the sake of a "little = art=20 project." As someone who is not only dedicated to the teaching of = Art, but=20 more importantly, to education in general, I see it as our job to build = the=20 bridges that will span these gaps within our curriculum. It is one of my = goals=20 as an Art teacher, to become a vital part of the Math Department as well = as the=20 Science department and the English Department and all the others. If Art = is as=20 important as all the experts say it is, then why are we not taken as = seriously=20 as we should be? Everything is in writing, now we Art teachers need to = prove it.=20 You have taken a big step in doing just that. Hopefully, if I get a job = in the=20 next year, I will get a chance to meet you at one of these conferences. =

Sincerely,

Rob Morey

------=_NextPart_000_000D_01BE6BDF.F7B3FE40--