Persuasive Essay About Art Education

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“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me,” said by the famous Fred Rogers. Teaching is a noble profession that takes patience, integrity, and passion. It is a chance to make an impact and be a hero. Whenever I tell people about my passion I am asked judgmental questions such as, “Why do you want to teach high schoolers?” “Do you even get paid that much?” “Is that even a full time career?” My intended field of study, art education, is immensely rewarding in so many ways than one. Those questions, rooted in ignorance, never wavered my faith in myself because I know the truth about the power of art. I get the opportunity to help child create something they never thought possible. No matter a child’s background, ethnicity,…show more content…
What prepared you most for this profession? She was always surrounded by art and had a love for art. She has always loved school and it was natural to assume a teaching role after having kids. She said teaching didn’t seem like “a chore.”
3. What is the toughest aspect of your job? Nix claimed that the toughest part of the job was finding balance. She said “I’m so busy,” is overused and the balance between personal/family life vs. school/job is imperative.
4. What is the easiest aspect of your job? “Talking with the students, and talking about their passion.”
5. If you could change one thing about your career, what would it be? She wishes she wish she would have known earlier her career because now she wishes to pursue a doctorate degree in Art Therapy but is concerned with time and retiring. Her advice was “if you have the opportunity to get it done, do it.”
6. What was the salary or pay range? 52,000 in public and 28,000 part time at a charter school
7. Any additional advice to a first year teacher? “Be passionate. Practice your lesson plans and have them planned out in at least a week in advance. Be who you are. If you’re funny, be funny. If you’re not funny, don’t try to be funny, the students will see right through
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