1. Art On A Cart Organization
You HAVE TO LIVE it to learn ALL the many details you have to organize to be
prepared. It takes 2 hours to prepare the carts for 6 classes, logistics for
transporting to the 1st floor, 2nd floor and out in the mobiles, with no
minutes between classes. It takes 2-3 hours after school to get back to square
There are always kids who want to help, but that requires a system, to
determine whose turn it is. Your time is so limited in the classroom, you have
so much to do in 40 min.
If you want my rundown, let me know.
2. Displaying artwork with signs detailing what concepts the kids learned and
with the artist's sample. Logistics of displaying every child's work, time it
takes to tape, when not enough bulletin boards, quality of tape.
3. Parental finesse, multicultural parents, how to handle their thinking in
the various cultures .
4. Systems to keep track of supplies, so they're not stolen.
5. Practice distribution, clean up and project storage for all media with
playacting and in not ideal situations, etc.
6. Draw on the overhead while the class draws with you. When to use the
blackboard, if available, large paper or overhead.
7. Teacher documentation at the beginning of a project on individual projects
(for evaluation after each class because there is no time during class). Also,
you discover what they got and didn't get and can adjust your next lesson.
Kids list the criteria on the back of their paper, they use as a checklist,
you use to grade each criteria, if you want to.
8. Demo to class, walk around to identify those who need another demo, then
gather them around you and demo again, demo again to those who NEED 1 on 1
instruction. My kids are 70% Hispanic, some have various special needs.
9. Early finishers, what they WILL BE ABLE to do that is self directed and how
to get them to do it.
10. Timing: Late finishers, when will you begin the next lesson, will they
have to finish on their own, in class, at home, at lunch or will you let it go
(they won't work as hard for you, if you don't make them accountable.)
That's about all that comes to mind right now.