Watch Five Art Teachers in Action

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

~ Gail Godwin

I’m always on the lookout for videos of experienced art teachers in action, which allow you to see inside their classrooms, watch them teach, and listen as they talk about their curriculum goals and students’ work. These types of videos are great learning resources for my students, who will be art teachers themselves one day.

This is why I especially appreciate Teachers.tv, which has a nice collection of videos on British art and design teachers. (Note: I recently read that Teachers.tv will no longer be funded by the British government, but the videos will still be available.) It’s also part of my motivation behind producing the videos I previously featured here on North Carolina art teacher, Ian Sands, Pennsylvania art teacher Kris Fontes, and Illinois Art Teacher Tricia Fuglestad.

I’m happy to now add the following five videos to this collection, which I found while poking around the Web this week.

  1. Art21 educator Joe Fusaro on teaching “power” at Nyack High School in New York.

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  2. Middle school art teacher Joy Maine discusses how she incorporates the use of an interactive whiteboard into her classroom lessons.

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  3. Upper school visual arts teacher Rebecca Roberts talks about the art program at Beaver County Day School in Massachusetts.

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  4. Art teacher Deborah Gibson sparks creativity in students at PS 102 in New York City.

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  5. Follow itinerant art teacher Bethany Layla’s day at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School in Kentucky.

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If you know of any other videos of “art teachers in action” or have produced one yourself, I invite you to post a link to the video(s) here in the comments section.