Naomi Swyers

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Naomi Swyers
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Teaching Art was not my Job.....it was my passion - and still is in my Retirement!
 
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This is a math game that teaches students to recall multiplication and division facts, develop logical reasoning skills, solve problems using mental math strategies and use appropriate strategies to solve problems. The instructions are for a
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This is a step by step hand-out to explore polygons and morph them into Logarithmic Spirals. It is created for the Art student but can definitely be used in the Math classroom. Some terms that can be used with this hand-out are: line segment,
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This is my retirement year teaching Art and they decided to give me two classes of Digital Art. Yippee. I have never taught it but knew I needed some trendy visuals. The room I will be teaching in has white cement walls. This is my first attempt at
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This project was inspired by "Drawing with Children" and "Drawing for Older Children and Teens", by author Mona Brookes. After using the same drawing exercises each year I decided to create one for each grade level, that way 6th, 7th and 8th will
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I have updated my yearly Information Sheet that relates to a middle schoolers thinking...I think! It has questions such as BFF, and after their name is a Hashtag. I don't know if it will be helpful but I was tired of my same old Information Sheet.
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As an Art Teacher I am always looking for ways to incorporate Recycling into my curriculum. Magazine Rolls are a great way to create a variety of projects. The ideas are all over the internet but I wanted a simple sheet I could hand to a substitute
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These hand-outs demonstrate step-by-step how an Art Student can draw a Sphere. It uses a compass and protractor. I have given you two hand-outs, one showing a metal compass and one with the new plastic compass, which is the one I use in my art room.
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These are two warm-up handouts for middle school. One-Point Perspective and Two-Point Perspective, they can also be used with a substitute. I have bundled them with color and black and white copies for those of you that do not make handouts anymore
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As an Art Teacher I like my students to always be creating. When they complete a project early I have them working independently on other activities. Gimp or Plastic Lacing seems to be a favorite however I do not have the time to teach each student.
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This is for a teacher that has ALREADY taught the process of Quilling. The visuals are made from shredded construction paper NOT Quilling paper so my students would not be intimidated. It does not teach HOW TO Quill. By the way to make a Quilling
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Origami Box instructions that are easy for the visual learner are hard to find. This can be used for the Art Class, Math Class or as an extra substitute project. It goes through each step of 3-D paper folding; even my lowest student seemed to
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These Principle of Art signs decorate my Middle School Art classroom. Here are printable copies for you to color. The posters the county bought me from a company just take up to much room. So finally after 25 years I made new signs. My personal
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This art statement display sheet is to help art education students write about their artwork. Middle School Art Students can express so many interesting ideas when given the opportunity to write about their art. This will help to organize their
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This is a Leaf Identification 3 page handout including all 28 separate original art leaf drawings. I am using it when I teach a clay project on leaf forms in the fall. A science teacher or biology teacher may find it useful; it does show the Latin
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This would be a great Art Teacher handout for substitutes, or a warm-up exercise. It could also be used in an Art Journal or sketchbook. You could use it to teach color theory or value, the possibilities are endless. This is a fun way to draw a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a retired Art Educator and have 27 years of teaching Fine Arts in Middle and Elementary School.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The visual arts have a potential to reach every child. A creative work force is essential for our future sustainability. Art educators in our schools are essential in producing a compassionate and innovative next generation. Art Teachers must teach with consideration to individual differences and bring to the classroom the avenues and skills to help them to discover their individual creativity thus creating a strong creative workforce in our society. -Moderate TAB Teaching Style-

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2009-South Eastern United States Middle School Art Teacher of the Year 2007-Virginia State Middle School Art Teacher of the Year 2007-Central Region Middle School Art Teacher of the Year 2007-Chesterfield Middle School Art Teacher of the Year 2007-Swift Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year 2002-Chesterfield County Middle School Art Teacher of the Year Participant in various Gallery exhibitions

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Major, Art Education - 1981 Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Focus Painting - 2001 Clinical Faculty Virginia Commonwealth University 2009

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