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How to Deal with Negative Feedback: AME 055

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 0 comments

How to Deal with Negative Feedback: AME 055

The absolute worst experience for any teacher is receiving a negative comment from a parent or peer. When the negative comment comes in the form of an email asking why you disciplined a child the way you did, you start to question everything. But it doesn’t have to derail your efforts. By examining the perspective of both the parent, student and the teacher, you start to see that everyone is after the same thing. This week’s episode answers a question from a Sparkler. Here’s the question: How do you balance all the positive feedback with that one email from...

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A Conversation with a First Year Art Teacher: AME 054

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 2 comments

A Conversation with a First Year Art Teacher: AME 054

Teaching art to kids in your home or at school for the very first time is exciting, but challenging. Developing your teaching style, understanding how children create, and determining what style of lessons to teach can be a slow process. Today’s show features Deep Space Sparkle member, Lesly Chamate from Florida. As a first time art teacher, Lesly joined our Sparkler community to learn how to teach art to kids. Over the past year she has grown from a mom unsure how to teach art to kids to dreaming of how to expand her small studio to reach even...

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6 Factors for a Successful Management Plan: AME 053

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Artroom Management, How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 3 comments

6 Factors for a Successful Management Plan: AME 053

Classroom management is one of the hardest elements of being an art teacher. If you don’t have a plan, philosophy or strategy then art-making takes a back seat. I believe it’s all about creating an environment in which your students look forward to coming to your class and equally important, creating an environment in which YOU want to come to class. Here are my 6 factors to consider when making your classroom management plan. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Why the environment in the art room is so important to consider How I used my own energy as a...

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3 Techniques to Try with Tempera Paint: AME 052

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 0 comments

3 Techniques to Try with Tempera Paint: AME 052

When it comes to painting techniques, most of us think about watercolor paints. There is so much you can do with these watery colors: resist, wet-on-wet, salting, etc. But if you use liquid tempera paint for most of your art projects, you may feel like you’re stuck with a simple stroke application. For me, tempera paints offer kids the chance to explore paint mixing and achieve bold blasts of color. This podcast explains why I love using tempera paint, what type of brands are best, and how to get the most out of using tempera paints. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: Why...

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