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Re: feeling overwhelmed

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Donalyn Heise (dheise.ne.us)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 11:20:08 -0500


Don't be frustrated. With all of having been there, we can surely share
resources that may prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.

I have a web page that I created that I use when teaching self-portraits. It
focuses on the art of Frida Kahlo. It has web links, questions, etc.
http://communitydisc.wst.esu3.k12.ne.us/html/donalyn/lessons/dheise_portrait
s.html

The Getty has great resources as well!
http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/education/teacherartexchange/resources/Maps/kahlo.html

Don't forget to look into teacher resource packets that are available
on-line.
Here are some that are available from the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE:
Greek Pottery
Radicals & Traditionalists: Variety in 19th-Century French Art
Packets Based on Special Exhibitions:
The Art of Construction: Elements of Architectural Design
Making Art Last: The Care and Coservation
http://www.joslyn.org/teach/packets/packet.html

I am sure that many museums have similar packets for teachers.

Good luck!

--
Donalyn Heise
Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Specialist
dheise.ne.us
ph:  (402) 895-7118
fax: (503) 210-6411

---------- >From: "Aaron and Jennifer" <THEGREEN99> >To: <fromkinr> >Cc: "art talk group" <artsednet.edu> >Subject: Re: feeling overwhelmed >Date: Tue, Oct 12, 1999, 9:33 PM >

> I think I have seen it. I know what you mean.:) > Jennifer > -----Original Message----- > From: ricki fromkin <fromkinr> > To: Aaron and Jennifer <THEGREEN99> > Cc: art talk group <artsednet.edu> > Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 7:18 PM > Subject: Re: feeling overwhelmed > > >>Aaron and Jennifer wrote: >>> >>> I have a question for all you veteran teachers. I am starting on the >>> grand voyage of teaching my curriculum, since our district does not have >>> one. Someone once told me that as a new teacher, one should create at > least >>> one lesson a year (a semester in my case) and do it really well. (Having >>> good visuals, resources, videos, etc., etc.) Right now, I am trying to > not >>> overwhelm myself with too many projects like that. For instance, right > now I >>> am preparing a lesson on Frida Kahol. I have selected passages for the >>> students to read and works of art to look at. I am also looking for a > video >>> on her, too that I have access to. Of course, I still need to get > everything >>> together for the meat of the project - a self-portrait. I am barely > staying >>> afloat making sure all the stupid administrative things are getting done. >>> (Like attending meetings that have been cancelled, but no one notifies me >>> and of course it is my fault for not being a mind reader. Sorry, a little >>> bitterness.) >>> I am getting a little winded. All in all, I finding myself becoming >>> burnt, not burnt out, just crispy. I don't want to do a second-hand job >>> teaching my students. In turn, in order for me to teach them "properly" I >>> have so much to do. I really don't have any other resources. The other > art >>> teachers in the district merely teach how to draw cartoon characters - at >>> least from what I have seen and heard. Is this "normal"? To feel crispy > as I >>> do? Am I doing too much? I am trying to convince myself that I am not, > and >>> that I have so much to do because I have not built a base to work from. > (A >>> general base of projects and project materials) Any advice will most >>> appreciated. >>> >>> Jennifer in Michigan >> >>Beware, there is a video on Frida that's an independent art film. It's >>called Frida. Don't use it. It's not appropriate. >> >>Ricki > >