Are you a classroom teacher who is required to teach art but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you want to collaborate with your grade level peers and start an art rotation? Lynda Gordon, a third grade teacher from Lompoc, California can relate.
When her school’s art teacher left, Lynda took on the role of finding the replacement. With no prospects on the horizon, Lynda resurrected the art program, managed the fundraising campaign, plus signed on as the new grade level art teacher.
How did she do it? This week’s episode shares how.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
- That you don’t need an extensive background in art to be a successful teacher
- How having an autistic child has led to Lynda being more accepting of all students and her tips for teaching art to children with autism
- Strategies to raise donations for your art program, including how to effectively leverage social media platforms for fundraising
- The biggest struggles Lynda has faced teaching art
- How she handles classroom preparation and cleanup without an art room
- Why having a growth mindset is such a benefit inside and outside of the classroom
LISTEN TO THE SHOW
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In the show, Lynda talks about her efforts to raise funds through Donors Choose. Lynda has graciously shared her fundraising letter with you to use in your fundraising efforts.
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