Presenting a lesson plan at the VAEA conference for VCU as a student teacher was one of my best experiences while at VCU. I was presenting, and hadn’t even graduated yet. I felt that the faculty showed great faith in me to select me to present to practicing art educators. I felt I was actually a part of a professional community.
Now, as an art educator, I enjoy teaching and learning from the kids. They are very loving and I get to share THE WORLD with them. I am able to expose them to many different cultures, intelligences, and fields of thought, and get to connect to everything they already know.