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Re: a question to you

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R.E.William Loring (bcloring)
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 17:50:49 -0800


I do not have time to justify anything while I teach, especially my own
art...I work in a high school of 2000- students. I teach 5 classes every
day, each one different. I am responsible for developing curriculum,
mentoring a new teacher, chairing my department and signing up for and
participating in at least 3 committees for the greater good. We are also
fitting in new standards, mentoring students in their senior projects, and
rewriting all of our district art curric. to meet the ELARS. A friend and i
are developing and teaching a new class, but funds fell through, so we are
scrounging and begging for materials...at the same time, after being a
teacher for 24 years, I thought by now it would be easier, but the honest
truth
is, it seems harder. I am not whining...I can't imagine doing anything
else...but my
personal art is usually involved in taking a class so i can spiff up my
skills or learn soemthing new to teach my kids...glass beadmaking is my
latest new thing...but making art for me is a summer deal. My husband,
house and kids also need a piece of me....
-----Original Message-----
From: Charlotte L Verheul <verheul>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 2:56 PM
Subject: a question to you

>Hello,
> I am an art ed. student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
>My question: How do art teachers make time and justify being working
>artists while they teach?
>