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Include a Descriptive Subject Line
Please include a subject line with your message that accurately describes the content of your message. This helps community members find relevant conversations easily, helps your messages get posted to the right thread, and prevents your messages from being confused with spam.

  • Do:
    add specific words to give users a better idea of the topic: "art education graduate schools," "teaching color theory," "discussion on originality in art," "how do you teach photography?"
  • Do not:
    post messages with blank subject lines or with generic subject lines like: "art education," "teaching art," "discussion," or "question"

Appropriate Topics for Submissions
We ask that messages posted to the list be related to topics of art education, teaching, and the arts in general. For example, postings about the following areas of interest are appropriate:

Art education
Art history
Studio art practice
K-12 teaching
College level art education
Lesson plans and curricula
Contemporary art
Community art projects
Professional development for teachers

Appropriate Tone
Messages should be civil and professional in tone.

Inappropriate Submissions
Please refrain from posting the following:

  • Commercial advertisements, spam, or solicitations
  • Attachments of any kind (due to the risk of transmitting computer viruses)
  • Topics generally irrelevant to the interests of this community
  • Personal communications between individuals
  • Replies to individuals' requests for information, which is not of significant interest to the entire TeacherArtExchange community
  • Personal criticism of any individuals
  • Personal or confidential information about others
  • Content that includes copyrighted information, unless permission to reproduce is obtained
  • Messages devoted solely to humor or light conversation
  • Messages that are exceptionally long (i.e., many pages). These can cause problems for users with limited e-mail storage.
  • Messages containing profanity

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