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 Her writing challenges educators who may be relying on outdated … Continue reading

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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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Art is a Verb

That moment when your mind begins to connect the dots, when the world makes sense in a new way, you experience an epiphany!  …and then you find out that someone else thought of it too. My mind is so active when it creates … 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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Pancake Lessons

Every Sunday morning, I make pancakes for my family.  From scratch. A huge part of me wants to appear like the cliché Mom from magazines in the 50s, doing everything right & making everyone happy.  This includes cutting up my … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being an Art Teacher

Official warning: Like a grandparent who is armed with a pile of baby pictures, I am awfully proud of my students.  This post is dedicated to them. Homework for tonight – collect bones for art class 👍 #niprockart — KT❥ … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know the Answers…

A few of my colleagues and I have been meeting online to discuss choice-based teaching methods (head on over to “Art Chats” to take a look).  It helps to talk about new ideas with others because they may see things a … Continue reading

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Transition to a Choice-Based Classroom

Oxford Dictionaries describes ‘education’ as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.  This seems rather dry and uninspiring, but if you scroll down a bit, there is another definition: an enlightening experience, as in … Continue reading

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What Happens When The Teacher’s Desk Disappears?

Necessity is the mother of invention… or imitation.   This semester, I have a couple of large classes, so I wanted to make some changes to accommodate my students. Inspiration to rid my classroom of my desk came from a video on … Continue reading

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The Dilemma

Ugh..recycling old art for a younger generation doesn’t make you an artist. It makes you an art teacher. — Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 20, 2013 . It’s hard to move forward without taking a critical look at yourself, but being … Continue reading

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