That moment when your mind begins to connect the dots, when the world makes sense in a new way, you experience an epiphany! …and then you find out that someone else thought of it too.
My mind is so active when it creates art; it discovers, analyzes, anticipates, reacts, expresses, compares, contemplates, decides, reflects… …and the very experience of all this activity made me wonder why art appears as such a stagnant word.
While working on the drawing shown above, I shared my ‘epiphany’ with the world…
“Art is a verb”
…on Twitter and Facebook.
Then I happened to read Erik Wahl’s post, which was much more eloquent than my own:
In all honesty, I’m glad my drawing turned out the way I hoped it would, but it is only secondary compared to the thought process behind it. This is why it is critical to make learning visible in the classroom, to provide multiple ways that we can collect evidence of student thinking. It is our responsibility as educators to assess knowledge and to recognize progress — to realize the connections that our students are making.