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Re: Industrial Arts

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R.E.William Loring (bcloring)
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 11:41:53 -0800


We have had a couple openings in Industrial Arts, which is now part of our
voc=tech department...it is really hard to find people to fill those
positions. In the past three months two of our district voc=tech people
have gone on to other higher paying, less
stressful jobs. I am team teaching a glass and metal arts class with a man
inmy district who is a metal shop whiz. I have been teaching for a long
time, and get along well with kids, love my job, etc. I wake up in the
middle of the night worrying about the kids, the tools, the potential for
dismemberment. The shop is enormous and there are so many tools that can
kill or maim the kids...it has been a real eye opener...also...the kids who
take metal shop at my school are lots of times kids that nobody else will
allow in their spaces....as I said...its been an education for me.
-----Original Message-----
From: kprs <KPRS>
To: Lauretta A. Hendricks-Backus <lhb.edu>
Cc: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Sunday, November 22, 1998 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: Industrial Arts

>Just like art teachers fighting for their own 'lives' in a school district,
so
>are industrial arts teachers. I recommend strongly that you do not ENABLE
your
>district in anyway to start an Industrial Arts Department. INSIST THEY GET
AN
>INDUSTRIAL ARTS TEACHER. How would you like it if they decided to start an
art
>department without an art teacher?
>
>San D
>
>Lauretta A. Hendricks-Backus wrote:
>
>> Our district is starting a program in Industrial Arts. None of the
>> existing teachers have a strong background in it. If there is anyone out
>> there who has advise or a direction to go in could you give me some
advise?
>>
>> Retta
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