Teaching art in a Title 1 school can be challenging. Often there is limited funding for art supplies, behavioral issues and lack of support. Although, depending on your perspective, teaching at a Title 1 school can be no different than any other school.
At least that’s how it was for me.
I taught in a Title 1 school for 6 years and loved it.
So why do some teachers thrive in challenging situations while others struggle?
In this episode of Art Made Easy, I’m answering a question that I have put aside for over a year. The question that came from a clearly frustrated teacher weighed on me until I felt I had enough perspective to answer her question.
I’ll share my best tips for how to manage the challenging logistics of teaching art in a Title 1 school.
Here are my top tips:
– Be super organized.
– Accept you might not have all the art supplies you need, so be creative.
– Learn all you can about management. This will be your ticket to success.
– Don’t underestimate the power of choosing engaging subjects for your art lessons.
– Take care of yourself.
– Join a supportive learning community.
– Practice positivity & know you are impacting children at a level you may not be aware of
Ready to have a listen?
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The Abundance Code: How to Bust the 7 Money Myths for a Rich Life Now by Julie Ann Cairns
AME 067 with Lynda Gordon How to Seek Funding for your Art Program