Getting Through the Day

  I’m really struggling this school year. I want to be with my baby and I miss him so much during the day. When this school year started he was 7 months old and I already knew that I wanted to be with him but couldn’t afford to quit my job. Recently my husband got... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on My First Year

I've been reflecting on my first year as an art teacher in a public school. While I have already taught art for a few years there was nothing that could have prepared me for public school teaching. I'm going to skip talking about the obvious adjustments that needed to be made such as getting used... Continue Reading →

Art is, Art is not

  I've had these "art is" and "art is not" pages up for a while and didn't quite know how to approach getting students to thoughtfully answer these questions for themselves. 5th grade has been doing a unit on conceptual art and they're learning about Sol Lewitt's wall drawings right now and I felt like this... Continue Reading →

Bad Behavior

  We all know someone that we don’t like to deal with because they have learned that it’s OK to take their bad days/moods/experiences out on other people. A lot of times we feel that it’s easier to tolerate and coddle the overly sensitive because it seems easier than going through the growing pains of... Continue Reading →

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