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Re: [teacherartexchange] teacher as artist


From: Ken Schwab (bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 16:58:18 PST

I don't think anyone should work on their own pieces while they have a class in session. I work on the projects after school to keep up with the progress of students in class. The students are your first priority. Bringing in work for examples of the things that you are doing will help them see what to strive for. I have many students who can render better than I can and I feel that showing them what to do through my demonstrations and own work will encourage them in the right direction.
Ken Schwab
San Jose, CA

----- Original Message ----
From: Sidnie Miller <>
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:33:09 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] teacher as artist

It's nice that you're reaching clarity and being vulnerable
and all that, but this isn't about YOU. You are being paid to
teach your students. I think it's totally appropriate to bring in
your work and discuss it--then when you have advanced the
work on your own time--bring it back and discuss again. Your
class time should not be an open studio for you--it's the time
you work with the kids, talk about their work, make suggestions
to them--enrich and encourage them. If you want to
work alongside of your students, organize an open studio after
school as an art club and then they can watch you work and
solve your problems.

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