> 1. What techniques or activities have you found to be most successful
> sparking creativity?
Having projects that excite students. Giving students a foundation to
work from and enough freedom to build on the foundation in very
creative ways. Showing students exemplary work by other students.
> 2. What techniques or practices do you use to increase student
I encourage them to make their own decisions and sometimes offer
suggestions on how to develop a project. I also encourage students to
talk about their work with other students.
> 3. What teaching techniques have been most successful in your
> classroom for
> reaching a variety of learners?
Individual instruction. I try to visit each student while they are
working on a project. Also, I encourage students to ask help from
others and to give help when they can.
> 4. how does the physical organization of your room help to spark
> and address a variety of learning styles?
I teach in computer labs and don't have much display space.
> 5. Is your classroom more student centered or teacher centered?
What do you mean by this question. When I am doing a demonstration or
teaching a concept the room is "teacher centered." When the students
are working on their projects it is "student centered."
> 6. Taking into account the six national visual arts standards, which
> do you
> think are the most important? (rate from one to six, one being least
> important and six being most important)
> 1)Understand and apply visual arts media, techniques, and processes.
> 2)Use knowledge of visual arts structures and functions.
> 3)Choose and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
> 4)Understand the visual arts in relation to history and culture.
> 5)Reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merit of their work,
> the work of others.
> 6)Make connections between visual arts and other disciplines.