Tag Archives: appreciation

“Art Teacher”: An Assembly-Line Coordinator, or a Creativity Facilitator?

This post is prompted by the insightful and helpful suggestions provided by Melissa Purtee, in the Art of Education’s latest article, “3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in the Art Room“. Her writing challenges educators who may be relying on outdated … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis

The following text has been shared from one of my students’ blog posts.  Her observations and reflections convey the importance of providing independence in our learning environments.  I am proud to share her thinking on my blog, and must commend her … Continue reading

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ArtEscapes & The Group of Seven

In just over a week, ArtEscapes will be held at the Red Rock Marina and Interpretive Centre.  Seven local artists will be participating, and I’m looking forward to being part of this exciting event. Over the past week, I have worked with … Continue reading

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#Unite4Heritage

Have you heard of UNESCO? Do you know what UNESCO does? Most people will answer yes to the first question, but some might hesitate on the second question. In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief … Continue reading

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A Model of Thinking

The Arts Curriculum for Ontario has provided educators with two models of thinking that are very helpful for teachers and students.  If we use these models as a foundation on which we build our understanding of course concepts, our learning can … Continue reading

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Fly on the Wall

I just read a post written by Melissa Purtee, entitled “Just Wow“, and am reminded of the power of being a connected teacher.  Before the days of using a blog, Twitter, or even a Facebook group, to reach out and … Continue reading

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Invisible Art

#NipRockArt students learned about Invisible Art today.  Listen to CBC’s podcast: INVISIBLE ART I think it’s safe to say that Lana Newstrom’s artwork left an impression on my classes.  The image below includes some of the most common words found throughout … Continue reading

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