I put a new poster on my door every week.
The kids would look at it throughout the day while they were passing in the hall
For example, an impressionist painting print , the word “impressionism” and a speech bubble with the words “dot. dot. dot”
I’d talk to them about the poster when they were lining up at the end of my class.
I’d quiz them to tell me how to identify that poster vs the one from the week before
If I needed to pull a “party trick” …..
I’d set it up as a contest…….. to make sure everyone was paying attention
And if I did it today —— I’d get the kids involved.
I’d have it be an idea for the collage station……… make posters for elements of art, principles of design, ect.
or it could be a challenge for kids make posters and vote to see which poster describes the term the best and gets picked to be on the door.
This teaches the art of graphic design and is part of 21st Century Skills……. Communicate, Collaborate, Problem Solve and Innovate.
I also made bulletin boards outside my classroom…….. put up artwork and then gave out slips of paper with art terms
and had the kids pin on these “labels” or better yet have them write out “labels” in their own handwriting
(making it into a game)
I did this as proof of knowledge……..
told the kids that the sooner we get this done
we can get back to our real fun.
also, I’d encourage the kids to share their knowledge with the principal
I’m working on a project about how art teachers can use entrepreneurial behavior to gain support from their communities and principals….. (21st century skills)
so with that in mind, I’ll apply some quotes toward enrolling your principal in a 21st Century Skills enhanced art program.
You will need to engage your principal in new ways…..
“companies / ART TEACHERS have only two functions: innovation and marketing. All the rest are costs.”
“Innovate and market” means “create something amazing and then go tell people about it. ”
“ We make it a point to ‘turn’ upset customers / PRINCIPALS into happy customers and then,
evangelists. You have to bury your ego and let them beat you up as you hear them out,
then actively respond, fix their issue AND then somehow go above and beyond
to delight them. We think that makes true evangelists. *
“Customer / PRINCIPAL service is the best marketing ”
“ But if a company / ART TEACHER needs marketing for the initial expression of its idea, it doesn’t really have an idea at all. ”……
(the value of a choice-based classroom will be evident as it becomes more valuable to the students……
Every child in the U.S. needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders. This can be accomplished by fusing the three Rs and four Cs.
There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.
To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environments by fusing the three Rs and four Cs:
- The three Rs include: English, reading or language arts; mathematics; science;
foreign languages; civics; government; economics; arts; history; and geography.
- The four Cs include: critical thinking and problem solving; communication,
collaboration; and creativity and innovation.
As the three Rs serves as an umbrella for other subjects, the four Cs do for other skills.
Yeah! I want to empasis this more in my business value.
• Critical thinking and Problem Solving
• Creativity and Innovation
I’ve recently started making videos to record artist statements.
i use my iphone so they can see and hold the screen / i also have a flip camera
1. the kids want to make videos— it’s entertaining and makes them feel important, seen and heard2. they can see instantly through playback if their video is interesting or effective and get ideas and critique from their friends 3. they then have a desire to make it better or elaborate on their stories and develop the art of storytelling and exhiition 4. they enjoy watching other kids videos…… thus enhancing learning and communication skills within our tribe 5. i learn more because i am actively looking and thinking in a fresh way—– I witness how i’m teaching and adjust it to be more effective
http://artyowzaintern.posterous.com/city-symbols-expanded 6, i can use the videos in my blog…… making it attractive for me to do it often (i can e-mail them to my posterous blog) 7. it ‘s a reflection, art project and an artist statement all rolled up in one activity
I love how this mellow kitty floats through all kinds of amusing situations.
Interesting story with no words!
Might be a good collaboration project…… picking one character and have everyone put the character in a new situation.
Our project gets more and more interesting~