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<< The more
incentive, encouragement and training we can give the classroom teachers,
the better...but we have to work together. Many of these same classroom
teachers have little self-confidence in their art abilities and need
strong, HELPFUL motivation from us. >>
I teach an extension course for classroom teachers<<Art Activities>>> and I
am consistently amazed at how little confidence and/or knowledge most of the
"regular" teachers have in art. I'm not sure from where it stems... perhaps
by their teachers' training itself being compartmentalized (Science Methods/
Art Methods/etc) and by those Art Methods courses focused on a variety of
"things to do", instead of the art principles and elements of design, and how
Art relates to one's life and is intEgrated across the curriculum.
I'm curious if there are others who also teach a course such as mine. How do
you go about training and encouraging the classroom teachers, so that they
can tell the difference between "cookie-cutter" pumpkins and "creatively