Lesson Plan: Islamic Stained Glass Windows

EDIT 02/10/18:  The original online application I recommended to design a mandala is no longer available for free. I found an excellent free substitute called "Mandala Maker Online." In some ways, I like it better. It's simple. The default colors are black and white (easier for printing). Students can choose how many sections for their… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Islamic Stained Glass Windows

Google Drive in the K12 Art Classroom

As an incredibly busy person, whose ambitions often run away from her, I'm a huge proponent of working smarter not harder. Honestly, I think just about everyone is a proponent of that. Along the lines of the working smarter vein, I've simply got to talk to about using Google Drive in the Art classroom.I know.… Continue reading Google Drive in the K12 Art Classroom

Critical Multiculturalism through Student-Led Filmography: GAEA Presentation #2

The full presentation:http://prezi.com/embed/rqup7yzdslua/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=0&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0&features=undefined&disabled_features=undefinedVideos to preview for students:(The video below is the project exemplar my students created)//player.vimeo.com/video/66076983 Variety of Society from Cooper Middle School on Vimeo.//player.vimeo.com/video/66586761 Definition of Social Justice from Cooper Middle School on Vimeo.The full process:1.       Ask students to identify a topic/theme for a prospective film; it should be broadly associated with “social justice.”a.      … Continue reading Critical Multiculturalism through Student-Led Filmography: GAEA Presentation #2

10 Practical Things No One Tells You about Teaching (Art)

The first year teaching is tough; this is both good and bad. On the one hand, everything is new and you are forever trying to find your groove. On the other, you are new, fresh out of school, and full of new, and probably awesome, ideas.  Experienced teachers rely on the wonderful energy of first… Continue reading 10 Practical Things No One Tells You about Teaching (Art)