Welcome to my third episode of Art Made Easy! Thank you so much for the overwhelming support for the creation of this podcast. I can only say that I have a great line-up of guests and topics to share with you in the upcoming weeks and months.
Today I am interviewing Jessica Balsley from the Art of Education. Jessica and I started our blogging journeys around the same time and our visions for supporting the art ed community have complimented one another. I love how Jessica bridges the gap between providing professional development opportunities and valuable teaching resources with creative vision to her readers. If you are a credentialed art teacher, she is your gal.
In today’s show, Jessica and I talk openly about art assessment. I confess I know nothing of formal assessment tools. She breaks down assessment strategies using art project examples so I can understand.
But here’s the best part of the interview: Jessica reveals how a mindset shift can make a great teacher even greater. This stuff is gold!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
– How Jessica began her career as an art teacher
– How engagement among art teachers increases teacher happiness and positivity
– How a bubble test lead to Jessica’s decision to shape art assessment tools
– How to assess your students without selling your creative soul
– Why checklists are better than rubrics
– Why art teachers should design their own curriculum
– The benefits of thematic art programs
– What questions to ask yourself when designing your art program
– Tips for recording assessment (this one is so cool!)
– What a positive attitude looks like in an art room
– Why being good at one thing is good enough
– Jessica’s top tips for becoming a great teacher
– What class Jessica thinks is best for a brand new art teacher
– Jessica’s favorite book right now
LISTEN TO THE SHOW
Assessment in Art Education Online Class
Painted Paper (African Unit)
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
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