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Re: How to be an Art Teacher:)

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Kay Broadwater (kbroadwater)
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 12:50:29 -0400

Hi Vicki, You made my day! I have been reading all of the messages on artsednet for a long time now but have never written in because I am fearful of becoming addicted to all of you even more. I love the ongoing conversation and find nothing about it to be trite or whiney. I am just encouraged to know that there are so many dedicated and caring people in our field. Art teachers truly are a very unique and compassionate group. I love the transparency and the desire to grow that I have seen. All of you, keep up the good work! " How to be an Art Teacher" needs to be expanded, any suggesstions? Thanks, Kay Broadwater, Art Education, Towson University

vicki ranck wrote:

> 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
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