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)

Candles, Mirrors, and Intellectual Property in K-12 Education

This past Spring, I attended a juried Art exhibition for students at a local gallery. Several of my colleagues’ students and my students had artworks displayed in the show.  I was irked to see that the student submissions from my colleagues featured projects I had taught them how to teach.  It was surprising to me… Continue reading Candles, Mirrors, and Intellectual Property in K-12 Education

Breadth in the Classroom

Here is an example of what makes my job so challenging. Both of the drawings below are by 2nd grades who are approximately 7 years old. They have similar grades and similar attitudes. They are both very well adjusted. One is more quiet than the other though. . . Can you guess who? The answer… Continue reading Breadth in the Classroom