As an artist and a teacher you have the unique ability to inspire kids…to help THEM become artists, critical thinkers, decision makers and creators.
As art teachers, we strive to be completely original, to inspire passion through process and pattern, and hopefully our students will appreciate our efforts.
But if it’s our goal to generate original ideas and projects that lure children away from their iPhone’s and back to their sketchbooks, we have to work hard.
It’s hard to develop a program that addresses the emotional, creative and academic needs of all kids. Not to mention the requirement to provide rubrics, assessments, scope & sequence and essential questions.
It can get a little crazy!
You may start to wonder WHY you became an art teacher in the first place.
I put this show together because I sense some friction. I’m in a position to hear from many, many teachers…who teach in a variety of situations and locations.
I sense that there is a desire to move towards teaching art the right way. You want to inspire kids by day but come back to your own life at night…to come home inspired from teaching. To have the emotional and physical energy to enjoy your family, your friends and fill your own creative well.
One way to find a path that allows you to teach from the best part of you is to identify what your strengths are and to hold onto them.
Perhaps one of the three types of art teachers resonates with you?
2. The Artist
3. The Volunteer
In today’s episode, I’m pulling back the curtain and sharing how these three types of teachers can not only help each other but reveal how you can live your best life.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
– The many reasons why we may look to a career in teaching art
– Why we strive to be original as art teachers
– The three processes in which you came to becoming a classroom art teacher
– Why we need to know our limitations and use the tools that are available for us
LISTEN TO THE SHOW
LINKS & RESOURCES
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Now, it’s YOUR turn….WHY did you become an art teacher?
Share your responses below…