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Re: artist as teacher vs. teacher

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Michelle Vidro (ggoose)
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 09:09:09 -0700


Thanks for your support John.
In regards to putting my son in a private school, he was in one last year.
We switched him to public because upon closer inspection, public had a lot
more going for it. More resources, more basics taken care of like safety,
health and security, some if not too much protocol in place, etc.

Actually, to be fair, she has been good when it comes to teaching him the
3R's. She is pretty old fashioned I think. My son is learning a lot. He and
I are also learning about how to deal with different kinds of people as
well, something neither of us expected.

I'm not sure what i'm going to do just now. What I do know is I don't want
the kids to lose out. After all, this is for them!
Regards, Michelle

>Michelle:
>
>Hang in there.
>
>Your "teacher" is much more concerned, it would appear, with
>classroom management than educational experiences.
>
>>From my expereince (15 years) around art classrooms, many teachers
>succumb to managing students education through strict,
>techere-centered, top-down management than through activites that
>genuinely engage and motivate the students to want to work and
>cooperate together.
>
>
>Teaching is a tough act. Make your expereince(s) with those children
>all they can be. And then do what i did ... put your kids in a
>private school where you can visit and participate several times each
>month.
>
>BTW ... both my daughters are in college now, doing extremely well,
>and both cite their caring, well-managed greade school environment as
>a najor factor in their academic success thereafter.
>
>Take care ... may good fortune travel with you into the classroom.
>
>Regards, John
>
>
> Dr. John Antoine Labadie
> Assistant Professor of Art
> The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
> Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
>
> Wphone: 910.521.6618 (or sec. at 6216)
> Fax: 910.521.6162
>
> "Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm
> that lies between his wishes and his powers."
>
> Erasmus (1466?-1536)