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Re: figuring this out Re: figuring this out

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Mon, 1 Sep 1997 21:10:18 -0400

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I agree with you there were many things that I enjoyed growing up that I
did when I was young that may have been done within the regular
classroom, or as an extra curricular activity. However, I am not sure
these things are the best use of the art teacher's time, energies or
best suited to our curriculum alignment. I think that these kind of
things that are creative and messy should be done and encouraged by the
regular classroom teacher, but I do not think as the art teacher we
should be the hand-maiden of the regular classroom teacher either. The
regular classroom teacher may be intimidated or reluctant to do creative
activiities because of the mess or the techniques involved. I believe
in these cases the art teacher can help as a consultant or resource
person for the regular classroom teacher(s)... give advice, workshops,
recipes for techniques but encourage the classroom teacher to execute
what is more directly applicable to their curriculum to occur within
their classrooms. I do not believe just because it is 'creative or
crafty' that it should be done with and by the art teacher. We ( Art as
a subject area) have our own curriculum, standards and our own
limitations on achieving what we need to with students.

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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