Most of you have probably seen this, but maybe the newbies will be interested. I got it from Scholastic Art magazine; one of the their free t-shirt offers. Never got the t-shirt but I made a poster to hang in my room. Written by S. Costello Brownell and Kay Broadwater.
How to be an Art Teacher
love kids. love art. Take lots of vitamin B complex. Be dramatic. Make friends with the custodians and cafeteria workers. Be colorful. Find a good therapist or spiritual advisor. Think deeply. Transcend paper cuts. Open your heart. Soak back and feet in hot eucalyptus baths. Display artwork with student narratives. Make snowmen outside and paint with watercolors. Go the extra mile. rest. Line up good art subs...keep telephone numbers at . Make lots of puppets. Put on lots of shows. Play beautiful music. Learn the art of winging it...Murphey's Laws love the art room. Only teach lessons you would enjoy doing yourself. Don't talk to much...get to the fun stuff. Life's too short. Be funny...Be compassionate.
Hope you guys and dolls enjoy
Vicki in TN