The Bald Eagle 11/16

The Bald Eagle 11/16

You made it to Thanksgiving break!  Though we set aside a special time of the year to be thankful, we know that we all should be thankful at all times.  One of the things for which I am thankful this year is that I work in an art studio and not a factory.  “Wait,” you might think, “I thought you worked at a school.” Yes, I work at a school, and the dominant metaphor that governs most education is that of a factory—push the students down the assembly line until you produce the final product.

As far as metaphors go, I prefer to think in terms of an art studio.  To be sure, both the factory and art studio aim at a final product, but a masterpiece is very different than just another widget. Sometimes masterpieces require a bit of coaxing or starting over or nuancing…just like our students…all masterpieces.  I say this on good authority.  St. Paul states in his letter to the Ephesian church that “we are God’s masterpieces [workmanship]” (2:10). 

So know that I am thankful for our art studio and I am thankful for each of your students and the families they represent (that would be you).

 

Mr. Tye GQ Interview

Mr. Tye GQ Interview

Mr. Shelton GQ Interview

Mr. Shelton GQ Interview