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10 Things I Love about Teaching Art

Some days I feel like giving in. I don't mind the work: Driving to and from Downtown LA in heavy traffic; staying up late to prepare class sets of kits for students to make artwork. I love that stuff. What gets me is when the students don't listen to me. I used to think that if I teach something I love and the kids enjoy, then I would not run into behavior problems. But I was wrong. Thanks to my friend's helpful suggestions. Yesterday went better. But I need to keep it up. Here are some highlights: 1. I asked the kinder class to draw and paint their favorite place. One kid drew his house with all the family members resting while looking at their devices. 2. A student who usually have behavio

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