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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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How Can You Move Forward?

. We play it safe.  We follow the rules, we toe the line, we are pleasers. If education isn’t meeting our needs or the needs of our students, how is our complacency helping? Amy Burvall’s recent post on Instagram caught … Continue reading

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Should we ignore the plight of women’s issues in developing countries because we feel that equality has been achieved in Western society?  Are we a bit too comfortable, knowing that we’re doing alright, and the issues in other areas of the … Continue reading

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Sticking Your Neck Out

cc licensed (by) flickr photo by DucDigital Were you the kid in class who enjoyed the lessons your teacher taught, eagerly raising your hand to participate, or were you one of the cooler kids who sat in the back row?  I really … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, I think teachers get scared.  I know I do.  That may be part of the reason why some teachers don’t practice what they preach…  learning isn’t always easy!  However, once we decide to take the plunge, … Continue reading

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