a teacher's role
"... A teacher's role is to fortify the will of a student's intelligence toward understanding, which is not about the reception of fact and explanation, but rather, the presentation of oneself to another; understanding is the desire to speak to and face the will of another with one's own will. Because there is inherently room to question and formulate the legitimacy of contemporary art, it is a prime subject for the type of learning that evades the possibility of enforced stultification."
A few years ago, a colleague, who helped me a great deal during a difficult stage in my life as a teacher, gave me the book that this page is from. It's called, Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education by New Museum.
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My name is Linda Lay and I'm an artist, a writer and a teacher who dabbles in fashion. I'm planning for this blog to be an ongoing series of relatively abstract thoughts, videos and images related to my experiences as a person who teaches art to teenagers.