>I don't have anything of value to offer to your interview >question, but your statement interested me. How do you >define being a professional? > I define being a professional as someone who works >conscientiously, putting his or her best effort towards >every task. My teacher ed books define it as belonging to >a professional institution. Then the books goes on to make >arguments as to why teaching would or wouldn't be considered >a professional institution. Some people seem to define it >as wearing suits and having prestigious jobs. > How do Art Teachers define or present themselves as >professionals? > >A professional art teacher is unafraid of getting dirty, showing as well as
telling, researching, trying new things, adapting, caring, growing.
Any teacher must put the students and their best interests first, looking
for ways to nurture young spirits and encourage growth. Clothing doesn't
provide or reflect what must come from the heart. linda k. in iowa >