Make sure students know the different art methodologies and can discuss them!
I would also have them writing lesson plans and presenting them every week
for feedback from their peers. This is very valuable for a number of reasons.
#1. The process of writing lesson plans helps students get their ideas
together and align objectives with tasks and assessments. They can see it all
spread out in front of them. #2. The peer feedback really helps students to hone
in on strenghts and weaknesses and to see others ideas.
For elementary methods I would use Hobbs and Rush as the text with Lowenfeld
as the backup. Unfortunately, nothing but Michaels out there for HS methods.
If anyone has a different text for HS methods, I would love to know what it
I also think teaching students about different styles of classroom management
is very important. Madeline Hunter, Harry Wong, etc. At least they have
something to go into the classroom with. Also I would suggest an assignment that
has them thinking (both ele and HS) about how they would set up a classroom,
manage supplies, all the practical kinds of things!