Our high school art teacher was very studio oriented, and did not feel at all
comfortable with "all that talk about art".
I asked him if I could see how High School students responded to the type of inquiry
techniques I was using at the elementary level. We worked out a presentation that fit
into a unit he was doing on NorthWest Tribal Art. I got up in front of his class and
did my thing... (elementary kids are more mature than HS at this ;) The teacher saw
the value of the presentation, and has since slowly incorporated more and more DBAE
thinking into his curriculum.
It was a non-threatening way of communicating with the teacher, and has paid off.
I know I hate it when someone tells me what to do, but, if I see something I like and
understand the reason "why" it is important, I have no problem including it in my
Kayenta Intermediate School