July 26, 2010

first day back…

First day back at uni today and Art was on the agenda. I think it will be a really interesting subject with loads of emphasis on 21st century applications of the arts, the world around us and how to bring these into the classroom.

Topics discussed included space, sustainability, the internet, relationships (diversity of), community, communication, multicultural – exploring and meeting the needs of, sense of self, indigenous issues, process vs product.

What Can an Art Teacher Do?

"As art teachers we have unique opportunities and obligations. How does my art classroom and curriculum help produce better citizens and a better world? What can an art teacher do?"
– Marvin Bartels, September 13, 2001

Marvin Bartel wrote this in the wake of the tragic terrorism in New York and elsewhere on September 11, 2001. Are there better ways to respond in conflict situations?

July 22, 2010

A fantastic PD for all those interested in technology and the classroom:


July 12, 2010

the first post…

well, i'm not too sure if this is going to work, but here is my first post on my first ever blog…