Monthly Archives: April 2012

Making Connections

Have you ever had a light bulb moment?  Today’s student work unveiled a very cool connection that could be made using a few materials… The topic of today’s session focused on design analysis.  You may remember an earlier post, Analyze … Continue reading

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Appreciating Failure

There is much to be said about the value of making mistakes.  I can say with all honesty that I have learned much more from my mistakes than my successes.  Don’t get me wrong — I enjoy the times that … Continue reading

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Chaos and creativity ran the classroom today…  I was so proud of my students as they worked together, shared their progress with each other, experimented and improved!  The grade 9 plan began with a rough idea, as described here: Art … Continue reading

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The Google Art Project is Awesome!

An art teacher is always thinking of ways to share the world with students — from the most delicate textures to masterpieces made hundreds of years ago.  An exciting project developed by Google has made this a bit more possible.  … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Although I am a teacher, I consider myself a student most of the time.  There are always new things to learn, new concepts to teach, new methods to try, and of course, new classes and pupils!  As teachers, nothing should … Continue reading

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