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!
The many crises we are facing as a nation right now are showing the wide range of harmful effects of our nation’s long and ugly history of racism. From unequal … Continue reading Dismantling Prejudice Through Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Teaching
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
In a quiet moment, just before the start of a lecture and completely out of nowhere, a student blurted out loudly, “Mr. Clumpner, you are the GREATEST TEACHER EVER!” I … Continue reading “Greatest Teacher Ever!”
Reload the Western Canon Whenever I ask students to list as many artists as they can, usually they give me the highlights from the western canon of art history. Their … Continue reading Reload the Western Canon
The year has ended, and as such, it’s important to reflect on what we as teachers have accomplished, as well as what we didn’t. Today I’m thinking about an accomplishment. … Continue reading A Victory Lap
If your calendar is anything like mine, you’re probably just getting back into the swing of things after a couple of days of professional development, which usually means sitting in … Continue reading Where are you going with this?
Advanced art without prompting So, I see a lot of teachers looking for great prompts to use for their AP classes. A post comes across my newsfeed almost daily from … Continue reading Advanced art without prompting
When my students return from summer break, I can almost guarantee two things: they didn’t do as much art as I hoped they would, and the art they did make … Continue reading The Wheeler Rotation