To teach or not to teach is not the question for me: teaching has always been a large part of my life. From being the oldest daughter in a homeschooled family to taking on numerous camp counselor, tutoring, and coaching gigs; I cannot remember a time when teaching wasn't part and parcel with my life. Now, I choose to keep teaching because of the great joy and satisfaction it brings. Teaching asks everything of you, but so generously offers the chance to reach into students' lives and guide them into meaningful understanding and development. *My Twitter Account displays many of the art projects I choose for my classroom, while the information below shows a different aspect of my teaching! I have organized it into three sections: 1. My personal blog links 2. Photo highlights 3. Personal resources
Many international museums do a fantastic job of sharing resources specifically for educators. The Met's page https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators is a great example of what is available at such sites.
International Dot Day www.thedotclub.org/dotday/ - I find International Dot Day a great way to hit many of my teaching goals at the same time. I use this event to talk about growth mindset and taking risks in art, but also to discuss what quality art looks like. I find it a great event to jumpstart the year with a principles-centered gallery.
My personal Teacher's Pay Teacher's store www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Oneoneart which I've loaded up with free lessons as well as the most effective resources I made for my classroom that had good reception from the students.
Slurp up endless amazing TED talks - I will not list my favorites as there are far too many.
Mangrove Action Project https://mangroveactionproject.org/ runs an annual Mangrove Art Calendar Competition that fits in well with science/environmental units. Being the proud teacher of "August 2020," and watching the students react to the idea that their art can really and truly be used internationally toward a movement was a highlight for sure!