“There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Today is National Teachers Day! No matter what field of education a teacher has chosen to enter into, the vocation requires skill in motivating and communicating, a nurturing spirit and knowledge and expertise in a specific field.
For those who have chosen to be educators in the art and humanities fields there may, perhaps, be a different set of skills that are necessary to effectively fulfill the duties as an art teacher and mentor.
- Understanding relationship between nature and creativity.
- Kindle independent thinking.
- Encouraging students to use their imagination.
- Teaching that each new day provides new opportunities for creation
- Interpreting and communicating feelings, thoughts and ideas into art.
- Using all senses to find inspiration
- Exploring new possibilities
- Sharing how art brings light and understanding to the world.
- Nurturing talent and passions.
- Joyful expression of individuality
National Teachers Day was put into place in 1953 by a proclamation of the 81st Congress. To read more on this national day of celebration of educators, please visit http://bit.ly/jLEw8D.
People are increasingly becoming more aware of what art brings to our lives – mental and emotional stimulation, conceptual ideas, reflection, hope and freedom to look at things from a different point of view. Happy Teachers Day to all educators around the country and around the world.
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