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
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
Use the buddy system when entering the teaching pool. I’m a grand-teacher now. After eight years in the profession, my first students now have students of their own. They’re wrapping … Continue reading Use the buddy system when entering the teaching pool
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