Remember to be Authentically Passionate
Recently I stumbled across a December 2011/January 2012 issue of Readers Digest. As I thumbed through the pages I stopped at the article titled, At Home in the World. I started to read the article about Michelle Obama’s role of first lady and mother and advocate for her causes. This quote from Mrs. Obama describes the importance of being passionate. “I do a better job if I’m authentically passionate about something.”
The book “The Passion Driven Classroom” (co-authored by our friend Angela Maiers) states that Passion means: “I believe in this. I own this. I think about it even when I’m not on the clock. I know we can do this better than anyone else can.” This sense of ownership becomes a responsibility- the mission to pursue excellent work.”
-The Passion Driven Classroom, 2011
These quotes got me thinking….
How can art teachers be more authentically passionate?
- Find passion in art.
- Read art books.
- Go to an art museum.
- Photograph anyone or anything.
- Read art/art education blogs.
- Take professional development class
- Take an art class.
- Go for a walk-look at all the beautiful color around you.
- Start a book club.
- Create. Design. Collaborate. Differentiate.
- Call up your old art education professors and teachers
How can you be more authentically passionate about your profession?
What else could you add to the list?