Do you need an exit plan from being an art teacher?

When I started to teach it was the early 90s and I was 22. As most new young teachers are I arrived at my first job with a large dose of idealism. At my school, there were a handful of teachers just marking time until retirement. You would not see these teachers doing extras like […]

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Diagnostik

Mélissa Nadeau is a high school art teacher in Laval, Canada for 17 years. She is also the creator and organizer for an upcoming virtual show of student work created in response to the Pandemic. Mélissa Nadeau contacted me last week after My Art Lesson ran the post, One year with Covid: Artistic responses in […]

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One year with Covid: Artistic responses in art lessons and student artwork

  Every generation has events they experience collectively that leaves a mark. Man landing on the moon was one. Nine-eleven is another. We can now add Covid-19 pandemic to the list. The pandemic has now stretched out over a year and has taken a toll in ever facet  of the human experience. In our dual […]

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How to Manage School in Stressful Times

  My teacher boards were full of art teachers talking about their school anxiety this summer. Those back to school stress dreams were an all summer phenomena. Some teachers coped by preparing- rooms being rearranged for required distancing. masks and scrub suits being purchased and, IF budgets allowed, kits being assembled of art materials. While […]

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