…and I’m a teacher, I work hard, I spend my Sundays triple checking lesson plans, I grade papers…etc. I do everything you do.
I had to fight wanting to study art in college. Now I feel like I have to fight for being an art teacher.
Since school began in August whenever I meet someone new or even speaking with someone I work with everyday I get this “oh, you’re just an art teacher.”
When someone is telling me about all the work they have to do and I respond with “oh yeah man me too.” I get a funny look and a “yeah but thats different work, I mean come on, it’s art.”
I once had a co-worker tell me that my work wasn’t as important as his because all I do is teach kids about how to use scissors properly.
While what I really want to do is get frustrated right now I’m going to be channeling my energy into a new project.
When you teach PBL there always has to be that real-world connection and this is the real world connection my art students and I deal with everyday.
Updates to come as the project unfolds.