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2011: The Year in Review

To wrap up 2011, I’ve spent the past few days sorting through my postings, RSS feeds, and notes from the past year. Here, in no particular order, are ten items that rose to the top of the pile for me. Creativity As a follow up…

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Allowing students to fail . . .

I’ve poked around the Web for a couple days now looking for something significant to share to mark the beginning of a new year (and a new decade). When I came upon this Ted Talk by American History teacher Diana Laufenberg I knew I had…

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A Visit with Ian Sands, Art Teacher at Apex High School

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Ian Sands, one of four art teachers at Apex High School in Apex, North Carolina. I’ve appreciated Ian’s many contributions to Art Education 2.0 over the past several years, his postings on Twitter, as well as…

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Web Sightings for September 2010

With Fall classes now underway, I spent some time this past week rummaging around the Web looking for resources that I can share with my students and with you’all here the ATGI. Following are my keepers. In A Teaching Moment, Joan Wickersham illustrates how a…

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Web Sightings for February 2010

Lego Explorer photo by kennymatic, CC Attribution License Is it February already? That means its time for another listing of Web Sightings: Registration is open for the 2010 Doodle 4 Google competition that invites K-12 students to redesign the Google homepage logo based on the…

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America’s Original Television Art Teacher

While getting ready for my “History of Teaching Art” graduate class tonight, I searched through my book shelves for some books that have been written over the years to help art teachers teach drawing. For instance, I always highlight Kimon Nicolaides’ “The Natural Way to…

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A powerful response to “Those who can’t do, teach.”

“What Teachers Make,” by Taylor Mali.

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Web Sightings for May 2009

Let’s get May started here at ATGI with this smorgasbord of Web offerings: First, check out this list of 100 free online lectures that will make you a better teacher from Best Universities. Next, if you’re looking to purchase original art, visit 20×200 that presents…

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Art Education in Action ~ 21st Century Style

Back in the heyday of the Discipline-Based Art Education movement, one of the more useful resources for teacher training purposes was a set of five video tapes collectively titled Art Education in Action produced by the Getty that showed how DBAE practices were being implemented…

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Online Teacher Workshops @ MoMA

Here’s an upcoming professional development opportunity from the Museum of Modern Art: Online Teacher Workshop Exploring Identity Four weekly sessions starting in March 2009, plus independent work Explore MoMA’s collection through the thematic lens of identity. Participants examine how specific works of art convey or…

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