I’m sorry for not informing you earlier, but this has been quite a hectic and eventful year to be an educator. Anyway, I was honored to have my writing published … Continue reading I was published!
This has been an enormous challenge for all of us art teachers. I regularly have people asking me for advice as to how to manage all of this, and I … Continue reading Here’s everything I’ve got
So, it looks like Texas teachers will be resuming in-person instruction here sometime in the near future. I’m not going to get into the politics of this, or my personal … Continue reading The Art Teacher’s Back to School Mask
I’m going to tell you about the simplest and most transformational act I have taken in my career as an art educator. It started with identifying one of my weaknesses. … Continue reading Attendance can be transformational.
Sometimes we art teachers can get stuck in the past. And I get it. For most, the past is awesome. We grew up in the past. We have fond memories … Continue reading Move into the now
Texas has a little bit of a problem when it comes to art education, at least in high school, that is. For those of you unfamiliar with the Texas Essential … Continue reading Those limitations you’re reading are just perceived.
Cover art by Rachel Clemente “Don’t smile until Christmas!” -Some buffoon I have this silly thing that I like to do. When I get bored or tired, I … Continue reading “Don’t smile until Christmas!” -Some buffoon
I don’t know about you, but I like to have a class of students to experiment on. For me, it’s usually my painting students. My painting class most often is … Continue reading The benefits of not always knowing what you’re doing
Artwork by Sarah Anderson So, I have spent the majority of this blog arguing for letting the students take control of their art making by getting rid of practices that … Continue reading The grade book is a monster that needs to be fed.
Last week was teacher appreciation week. Here in Texas, it is also standardized testing week, which I think is incredibly ironic. I received this email from a student who transferred … Continue reading Teacher Appreciated