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
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
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
I’m spending this week in an AP Summer Institute which has been giving me a lot of time to make some art. Hopefully you’re spending a little time making art … Continue reading Arting my way through PD
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
Alright, it’s time to get back to it. I apologize for my absence, but for those of you who have been keeping track, I finished my master’s degree, my new … Continue reading We’re back in the saddle again!
If you follow this blog, then you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting that much lately. I apologize for that. We had our second child a few months … Continue reading It’s been a little hectic lately.
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.
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