It’s been a media filled year for me. 3 times, with an additional 4th slight reference as “the art teacher at Nebinger” in a New York Times article. (I’ll post the other media clips separately.) The image from above went viral for about a day and a half in Philadelphia and landed me an online article with Philly Magazine. http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/12/philly-public-schools-duct-tape-wiffle-ball/
Kind of a crazy awesome year how it all worked out, and I hope I can keep up the momentum next year and the years following.
As for this summer, I’d like to focus on writing some blog posts. Maybe one every other day. Writing about the lessons I taught, reflecting on how the year went, and talking about where I want my art class to go. Maybe throw in some other hot topic relevant issues in art ed too. 🙂 It’s good to have summer goals! I’m also trying to learn some Spanish this summer. Studying at least 20 minutes a day. I’ll let y’all know how that goes.
Work completed by AS class and already decorating the halls by the first week of school! Go me! Also, I love this school building. The wood! Those stripes!
perfect brush cleaning poster!! not sure of the source… random pinterest find…
Got to meet an educational idol of mine today- Mr. John Hunter!!
Absolutely using this one in whatever classroom I find myself in next school year.
NOISE…removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking!
Love this! A lot more clearer than just putting up strikes on the board or letting the noise escalate to a point where you just cut off talking. It also gives the kids a chance to regain control of their noise before it gets to that point.
If I taught in the same room for all my classes, I’d implement this right away.
Students birthday and they bring me a cupcake! Not that I am much of a cupcake person, but with a fresh raspberry on top, I could be! 🙂