I am a visual arts teacher living in North Western Ontario.  I wanted to try to challenge myself by beginning a blog that would keep me accountable as I begin a new semester.  My goal is to try new activities in the classroom in order to refresh my learning environment, but I don’t want to limit the changes to projects.  Ideally, my interest in new resources such as podcasts, blogging, virtual tours and even online portfolios will spark the beginning of a metamorphosis in my curriculum design.

Hopefully these changes will benefit my students, whose educational experiences can oftentimes determine whether or not they will invest in their schooling… and themselves.

**Guiding questions:  If I was a student in my class, what would I need?  What would my experience be like?


9 Responses to About

  1. Andrew Carr says:

    Fabulous philosophy! I would hope more teachers in this board will realize what you are doing and try it out for themselves!

  2. titusdalisay says:

    Hi Colleen,
    My name is Titus, an advocate for education. I’m an avid fan of your page. I find your blog interesting and I want to share an article a colleague of mine wrote and thought you might like it as well. You can find it here: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/15-reasons-why-daydreamers-are-better-learners/.
    Please check it out! 😀

    I’d love to know your thoughts by leaving a comment on the blog. Looking forward to hear from you!:)


  3. William Haardt says:

    What blogging software do you use for your class

  4. basvanpeijpe says:

    Dear Colleen,

    My name is Bas van Peijpe and gladly I would like to take this oportunity to introduce my artblog The White Rabbit. The idea behind this blog is to provide a fun and easy way for all ages to discover the wonders of contemporary visual art. Instead of images of art, you’ll only find a picture of the White Rabbit. Once you click it, he will lead you to ‘Wonderland’, a selection of playful and inspiring artworks. You can find my blog here:


    I hope you like the idea and content and if so, maybe you would consider introducing my blog to your readers?

    Kind Regards,
    Bas van Peijpe

  5. basvanpeijpe says:

    PS: Sorry, I forgot to mention my mailadres: mail () justfollowthewhiterabbit.com

  6. petersansom says:

    Great blog Colleen, keep up the good work and above all keep blogging about so many different things!

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