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Re: It is time for me to go

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From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 16:58:15 PDT


from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer@srvusd.k12.ca.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
art webpage - http://ww2.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/faculty/faculty.html
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>.....The Nostradamus postings are a good example. The point
> wasn't that we should or shouldn't take the word of a source as gospel. The
> point I was seeing is that it's not enough to rely on someone else to be
> accurate - we need to explore things for ourselves. We need to investigate,
> explore, and all the while keep our minds open to things we know little or
> nothing about.

Oh, Sally! I think I have fallen in love with you...er..or at least your
words! You have said what I have tried to say in many words and you did it
ALL in one paragraph. Absolutely perfect!!!! Toodles....Bunki

> Now, how does this apply to teaching art? We are in the process of training
> young minds to stretch and reach for ideas that no one else has thought of.
> We are trying to train these young people to see that world from many points
> of view. How can we do that for them if we can't do that for ourselves?
> We're trying to teach those in our charge that the world can be expressed
> through art. To do that, we have to have a forum to express ourselves.
> I'm going to keep right on reading. I may not always agree. I may agree
> wholeheartedly. But I listen and am glad that here is a place where we can
> be heard and where others can respond to the hurt, the joy, to life. So for
> me - keep venting, keep up the humor, keep up the postings little and small
> that make us all stop and think. If it's something I don't want to read,
> I'll delete it. The bottom line is - I need to think. If I can't think, I
> can't teach. If I can't see other points of view, I can't convince my
> students to do the same.
> And after all - I'm a teacher.
> My two cents (times 20)
> Sally^.^

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