Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Its National Teacher Day!
Upon reading my colleagues blogs I thought I would post a little teaching post! Some posted questions, some posted thank yous to their teachers they remember. What am I going to post.......just some thoughts......I love teaching, I used to play it with my siblings and cousins when I was little. I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in high school. My art teacher was FABULOUS!!!! I still talk to her all the time and I still see my elementary art teacher who is an amazing artist also!!! Both need a website so I can reference it! What I love about teaching is the kids and getting through to them, showing them how to love art when they didn't think they would. I love seeing them grow as artists, love, love, love it!
What I don't love is when you are passionate about something and you see that taken away. We are going through a strange time, teachers are getting pink slipped, good teachers, great teachers, WONDERFUL teachers and I hate it! I hate, hate, hate it! I hate that I don't know if my neighbor will be back next year or if she will be my neighbor! I hate the fact that I am all upset because I might not be able to teach my baby, the photoshop class I developed, and she doesn't know if she has a job! AHHHHH! I hate I might loose my mentor because her husband was cut. Who will I go talk to when I need to bounce project ideas off of or when I want an opinion on the painting I am doing. Teachers are getting spread out a former students blogs asked why teachers can't grade paper quickly- when you teach 7 different classes with 25+ students in them..........well teachers are being spread thin..........
But, I love the kids, the friends, the laughs we share at lunch.........I love to see that hater of art turn into a lover of art who I can't keep out of the art room!!!!
So now that I am done babbling........Happy National Teachers Day.......thank you to all the wonderful teachers that I had in school and that I talk to EVERYDAY!!!