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January 19, 2018

I am a firm believer in the value of sketchbooks.  Some of the greatest minds in history from Leonardo DaVinci to Albert Einstein to JK Rowling have employed sketching as a methodology for observing, understanding and reflecting upon the world.  

When we help our s...

December 13, 2016

I recently took my Methods of Teaching Art student to visit Mary Ann Herron's classroom. Mary Ann teaches at Radcliffe Creek School, a small private school on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  A few years ago, Mary Ann made the switch to the Teaching for Artistic Behavio...

September 14, 2016

Remember the cootie catcher?  That little piece of origami magic that made for hours of fun around the lunch table (or in those not-so-engaging classes)? 

What if this fun little throwback from our middle school days could make a big impact on instruction?  Well, g...

September 14, 2016

With so many tech tools out in the world, how's a teacher supposed to know where to look?  

Here are three of my favorites to kick off the 2016-2017 school year.

Google Arts & Culture  

What it is...

 This robust tool allows users to...

July 6, 2016

Teachers are bridge-builders.

It has been said that teachers are the gatekeepers to a child’s success. I disagree. I believe that good teachers are bridge-builders, constructing structures and supports that open each learner’s pathway to achieving to his or her highest...

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