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Welcome to the third installment of Rocks vs. Sucks, the place for you to voice your opinions and explore your thoughts on some of the trickiest topics in art ed.
Please remember to keep the discussion educated and free of judgement. The motto is, disagree with ideas not people!
There is a vast difference in the amount of time teachers spend on work outside of the classroom walls. Some teachers will stay at school until 7pm because they just can’t work at home, others will schlep giant piles of artwork to grade or weavings to tie just so they can leave right at the bell. The one thing everyone can probably agree on is that, at least occasionally, work must be done outside of contract hours. Today we’re exploring the pros and cons of working at home.
Taking work home ROCKS. It’s so nice to leave school after the bell rings and have a little break before jumping back into important tasks. Being in your own space allows you to get menial tasks done while watching tv in the comfort of your own living room! It’s just too difficult to stay under that fluorescent lighting all day long while breathing in the paint fumes. A change of scenery is welcome when working hard.
Taking work home SUCKS. It’s so difficult to get work related things done when the laundry needs folding and dinner needs cooking. Not to mention relaxing activities like reading or painting calling your name. It’s much better to come in a few minutes early, use every minute of the day wisely and stay a few minutes late in order to keep evenings and weekends free.
Tell us, where do you fall? Does taking work home ROCK or SUCK? Tell us your opinion below. Please remember to keep it professional!