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Re: Re: new teacher at old school

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Wizzlewolf
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 15:27:26 EDT


In a message dated 10/1/99 3:14:48 PM, dmortl wrote:

<<Don't you have to be certified to teach art in your school? They can't
think just because the guy is an artist, that he knows how to TEACH art...?
>>>

It depends on where you are teaching if certification is a requirement.
Although the issue of certification is not the question. There are certified
art teachers who CAN teach and certified teachers who CANNOT teach. Likewise,
I have known many artists who are born teachers, some will never be teachers
regardless of training or certification. I am an artist AND a certified
teacher. I was an artist first. The process I went through to become
"certified" made me a better teacher. However, I was a good teacher before
all the classes.
I think it is ironic that most college professors in fine art departments or
many other academic areas are not certified teachers. They have a terminal
degree in their field. As you probably noticed, some teach well, some teach
horribly.
wizzlewolf