Tag Archives: art

A Framework for Design

Melissa Purtee wrote a post that intrigued me because of her willingness to discuss a topic that challenges some educators.  The connections formed between motivation, behaviour and cognition were brilliant.  Many times, students possess a level of motivation that allows them … Continue reading

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Cover Artists

This morning I was watching CTV’s Morning Live (Ottawa) — the best morning show since CTV canceled Canada AM…  but I won’t get into that.  Morning Live shared a short performance by a cover band that pays tribute to the Tragically Hip … Continue reading

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Let’s Welcome @Dorion8765 to Twitter

I figured out how to put video on Twitter. Here is some art from our class. #sgdsblearns pic.twitter.com/eGsdZAubH0 — Grade 5/6/7/8 Dorion (@Dorion8765) March 31, 2016 It was so great to see a new Twitter account yesterday, especially from my … Continue reading

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I Want to Make You Mad.

Today, I told my students that I hoped they struggled with our exercises. I want them to be uncomfortable with these lessons. I want them to be frustrated. If it’s too easy to “succeed”, then we’ve missed the point. If … Continue reading

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Renegade

The teachers I admire are one-half avant-garde and one-half renegade. They challenge their students, and they challenge traditional learning. They’re cool.   Art is traditionally taught by introducing different materials and techniques to students, and then evaluating how well each student manages … Continue reading

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#EarthToParis

  How can artists communicate their concerns about global warming?  How can we use materials to effectively share a critical message?   Do we rely on artists to represent the concerns of humanity?     Grade 11 & 12 students … Continue reading

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“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 Her writing challenges educators who may be relying on outdated … Continue reading

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