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Questioning for Mindset

Questioning is  a valuable skill teachers can develop with practice. This is not just asking any-old question, of course, but the ability to ask questions that promote students growth and learning. 208 more words

Art Education

Authentic Sketchbook for Students(and maybe you too)

When I first started teaching, I approached sketchbooks the way I’m sure most teachers do. I would give students regular assignments with specific parameters and specific due dates. 672 more words

Art and Science

I had the pleasure of attending a celebration and exhibition of a great collaboration at one of our local schools. Through a residency sponsored by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Artist Rebecca Kamen worked with middle school art students to explore how art can help us visualize scientific concepts. 99 more words

Art Education

Imagic Store

What in the world is an imagic store? Must be a typo, right?

I heard this term a couple of decades ago, when I was in college. 145 more words

Art Education

So what do we say about dead artists?

I love a good book about artists.  Sadly, they aren’t easy to find.  Art History is a pretty niche market.  Not only that, but Art History is usually written by historians, not artists.   380 more words

National Scholastic Awards

This is a late post (I’ve been somewhat distracted by the NAEA Annual Convention of late), but it’s never really too late to give well deserved recognition! 236 more words

Art Education