I taught art to grades 3 to 8 for 7 years. I was also a classroom teacher for kindergarten to grade 8 for 14 years.
All of my resources meet curriculum expectations for elementary and secondary school art classes. My units focus on the elements of art that is why they can be used by a variety of grades. The slides and videos also cover an artist, their life and their art style.
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Carleton University, Honours Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Spanish Ottawa University, Teachers College Algonquin College, Diploma in Business Administration
My story began 7 years ago. I was told I needed to use technology in the classroom by the following week. I had a lovely group of students that year, and I wanted to do a good job for them. So I sat down and poured my heart and soul into creating a slideshow they would like. Untold hours later, it was complete. I was really nervous about showing it to my students because I really wanted them to like it, but I didn’t know what to expect. It was the first time I had ever created a slideshow. I held my breath as I pressed play hoping that it would go ok. When it was over, to my utter astonishment, they applauded and some even gave me a standing ovation. My heart was in my throat, and my eyes welled with tears. They liked it. They really, really liked it. That was one of those moments where you remember why you teach. Five years and a dozen slides later, I found that I enjoyed making the slides more than teaching. Eventually I left the profession to pursue my new passion. But ... what to do with all of the slides that I had created? I offered them to everyone I could, but I had no way of reaching anyone past my own personal connections. What about everyone else that teaches art and could use them? They will still be spending their weeknights and evenings creating material that already exists. So here they are, my contribution to all of the teachers who work so hard and care so much. You really do deserve a break, so just sit down and press play. I hope you like them. I'd love to hear any comments or feedback. Suzanne Prevost