I am an experienced 25+ yr. teacher. I have taught primarily in the elementary, teaching most subjects. I approach teaching content like an artist. I think about how I would bring the curriculum content to mean more. Adding art compels students to not only learn the content but to reinterpret and communicate it. This makes it such enjoyable learning thus engages most students.
My teaching style is definitely student centered. My students play an active role in their learning. A big part of the active learning in my classroom has come through using art. I not only have a passion for art but know that weaving art thr' the curriculum can enhance all students' learning in all subject areas. The role of art can teach, can reinforce, can practise, can be used to respond, to represent and also to assess. ART has a place in all our classrooms.....
I have co-authored two books 'Read A Book, Write A Book' and 'Make A Book' I have been part of our Language Arts Provincial exam marking professionals' group. I have been a presenter at at the U of C Faculty of Education as a guest speaker. I have been a presenter at various Teacher Conventions.
Teaching Degree B.Ed. .....UNIVERSITY of SASKATCHEWAN Alberta College of Art and Design.....various courses taken during a Sabbatical leave. Summer courses....art related (various venues) St. Mary's College....'Christianity in The Classroom'
I ran a small art company for five years in which I offered art residency classes to schools in my district. All lessons had a literacy component.