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starting a new school year is always such a grab-bag of emotions.
there’s something about beginning again in the same place that prompts me to assess my life and where i am professionally, which just isn’t on my mind at the end of a school year.
perhaps this ritual of deep thoughts is hard-wired in teachers from their own experience as students beginning a new year.
i feel anxious, ambitious, a little scared, but mostly hopeful. i have so many hopes for this school year:
- i hope i’m able to challenge myself and my students intellectually
- i hope i can handle the doubled course load on my schedule
- i hope all the new teachers in my school will have a smooth transition and enjoy our school, and maybe i’ll make some new buddies
- i hope i can keep all the piles of artwork and supplies at bay
- i hope my students are able to teach me something new about art
what are your hopes for this school year?
what do you wish you had a chance to learn in elementary/middle/high school?
if budget, space, and time-constraints were not issues, what would you want an art lesson to look and feel like?