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[teacherartexchange] teacher as artist


From: Elizabeth Heisey (elizhiz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 04:05:16 PST

What is the reasoning for not showing students your
Is the same true for not letting them in on the
I thought there was some kind of tradition that said
it would stifle or depress students or something.
I hope I am not doing something bad, but I started
working on a couple paintings in the midst of my HS
classes. There are some interesting discussions going
on about the development and meaning of my work (esp.
apparently during the math classes that meet in my
room in the morning! not sure about those)
My students have been involved in discussions with me
about the development of my work and actually have
helped me a lot to clarify what I want to say. They
see me through the complete process. I am aware of my
vulnerability and risk-taking.
I realize I have to keep my own project subject to all
student lessons and needs, but...are there other basic
premises I am missing?

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