Do you use videos to engage your students? I like to use videos as a source of inspiration for a lesson of course, but my new thing? I use video as a form of reflection. I ask a question and then we watch a video which is connected to contemporary art, unusual art, and art… Continue reading YouTube Favorites
I always say that the art room is “the happiest place on earth….Forget Disney!” While that is absurd (I haven’t been to Disney World since 1994 but I remember the magic), I really do try to create a place that is special to everyone. Of course art educators see the gamut of emotions, are… Continue reading The Art Room: The Happiest Place on Earth
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Dear New Art Teacher, Hey. I am so beyond excited for you to join this crazy art teacher world- a place full of color, kids and spills aplenty. I have been in teaching for over a decade and here is some advice: You are learning alongside the kids. You will probably learn more than them.… Continue reading Dear New Teacher,
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This AMAZING ARTICLE was given to me by a colleague this past week and it really inspired me. In San Bernadino’s Barton Elementary school, students are learning in exciting ways through the arts. “Each school is assigned a high-profile artist, musician or entertainer — Kerry Washington, Chuck Close, Yo-Ya Ma and Jason Mraz to name… Continue reading Arts Advocacy Friday!
10. Have students choose their own piece. This requires a lot of in class preparation. I remember my first couple years of teaching where I wouldn’t even want my kids to “waste” class time making portfolios. What a mistake! I adore seeing kids gather their work, be reflective about their experience this year in class,… Continue reading 10 Steps to having an Amazing Art Show