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[teacherartexchange] Art teachers nurture creative and critical thinking


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 23 2006 - 06:56:11 PST

Greetings Art Educators,

Dr. Marvin Bartel wrote, "Art teachers nurture creative and critical
thinking through art for No MIND Left Behind."

See his essay:

I have reading (and listening the lists and my husband) that students
today lack imagination.... Who is to blame for this? Well... I
certainly blame the standardized tests.... the teaching to get the
right answer.... but are Art Teachers to blame too?

If some of you are also wondering .... I again invite you to join in
TAB Choice list serve.... lurk.... listen.... and ask questions. Their
students do not lack imagination nor do they lack ideas (for the most
part.... smile).
Again... please ignore the posts that were made in jest of what you do
in the classroom. You are not doing anything wrong.

If you like what you see and "hear".... Follow Marvin's suggestion
below and ask for professional development time off and monies to
visit on of these classrooms in action. There are many, many good ones
represented on the list serve.


Judy Decker

Was: Re: [teacherartexchange] Ways your school honors faculty

On 2/23/06, Marvin Bartel wrote:

> A modest way to reward a successful teacher might be to provide paid leave and travel costs to observe and visit another successful teacher that is using different methods of teaching the same subject. Budget an honorarium for the teacher being observed as well, so that after the observation, they can have a leisurely Saturday morning discussion at Starbucks about their educational philosophies. It can be a good creative bump on the head to see a totally different approach.
> Marvin
Art teachers nurture creative and critical thinking through art for No
MIND Left Behind.

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