Tag Archives: #TAB

Architecture + Minecraft + Social Distancing

I’m not sure when our current situation will change, but for now, we’re spending a lot of time inside.  Hopefully social distancing will soon become nothing but a memory, but until then, it’s helpful to have some ideas for ways … Continue reading

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“High School”

I am so incredibly proud of Josie, whose career in filmmaking is just around the corner…  

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan’s story is just beginning, and I’m happy to share some details with you (thank you to Dylan — and Dylan’s Mom — for allowing me to post this). Dylan and I have had several conversations since he took my … Continue reading

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Design Process Thinking: Mind Mapping

Last week, grade 11 art students began exploring their first major task:  #Canada150.  We devoted a few days to exploration:  looking through each of the artists’ sites and artworks, discussing their significance as well as our topic.  I wanted to … Continue reading

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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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If I hadn’t tried TAB

Today, I introduced an activity to help my senior students notice the differences between lines and values.  I had been sifting through Clara Lieu’s playlist, “How to Draw a Portrait with Charcoal & Cross-Hatching” and thought that Clara’s tip to … Continue reading

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The Learning Environment: Time for a Change?

Today was my last day of work.  As I prepared to leave my room for a lovely summer break, I took a few pictures for a couple of reasons:  1) I wanted to capture the image of my super-shiny, clean … Continue reading

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Exploring TAB & Technology in Art Education

My team and I are at the beginning of a new learning journey — one that is both exciting and intimidating.  I have never been more grateful to be part of a strong team, since our leadership skills are bound … Continue reading

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#InnovatorsMindset

I’m in the midst of reading The Innovator’s Mindset because I’m taking part in OSSEMOOC’s Book Club (and because I was very curious about the book anyway!).  This week, we are supposed to be responding to a specific question, but I got sidetracked … 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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