IT HAPPENED AGAIN IN MY CAREER! I had a student gasp at the fact that I had to go to college to get my art teaching job. Wow. This was another bump in the road of this fabulous Thursday.
First, I wake up with a headache. Second, I had a list of crazy to do when I got to work. Third…BAM! “You don’t have to know anything to be an art teacher.”
I gave myself a short break to go get a drink of water and remember THIS IS A CHILD and really has no idea what she is saying. It’s like when I was 23 and my middle school kids told me they thought I was 45. haha! They just have no clue.
Really. At 23, I looked 23! I promise!
So, how do I defend myself to a child that believes I am stupid? I don’t. I don’t have to. I know that I’m intelligent. I know that she has no idea what I had to go through to get this job. I know that I worked in college just like every other college student. She doesn’t even understand how to get out of high school yet.
Do I need her approval? Nope.
I have a degree. I have a job. I am a confidently wonderful art teacher. I’m an ARTIST. I’m a teacher. My headache is pretty much gone. My list is shorter. I’m happy.