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verhuel question 11/4

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Lon Nuell (lrnuell)
Thu, 05 Nov 1998 10:47:18 -0500


First, one should not have to justify what one does outside the
classroom....however, the answer is that as an artist-educator/
educator/artist, production activities keeps one fresh and alive and
positively affects work in the classroom bringing new ideas and energy,
while helping the children have contact with and thus better understand
the nature of art.

The problem will be time management, particularly the first few years of
teaching. Every minute in school and out of school will be seen as
precious, and sensitivity to the need to protect and use wisely those
twenty-four hours a day will be paramount.

Once settled into teaching and having developed a solid yet flexible
program , day-to-day planning and preparation will be a bit easier, and
time spent in the evening on school related matters will be somewhat
lessened and more easily managed.

All art ed majors should keep in mind that in higher education,
professors must be active in a range of areas outside of teaching. The
desire of any classroom teacher to research, create or do public service
should be supported and encouraged by the school system and the
community.

Lon Nuell, Professor of Art Education
Middle Tennessee State University