There are still NB teachers on the exchange but like me they probably are a
bit overwhelmed closing classrooms for the summer. I get the digest and haven't
kept up with it for a while. Forgive me if I am repeating advice.
The Yahoo LISTSERV advice is good. Also search the list of NB teachers on the
website plugging in your state and certificate. Make sure you click "all
years" so the search won't be too limited. The list will show teachers who have
opted to provide their email address. Contact a few of them for advice about
local support groups or mentors that are available.
The National Board site also has a map of links to state and local NB support
and incentive information. Check with your state Art Education Association.
Our Association posts members that are certified and provides the emails of
those willing to assist candidates.
State and local colleges and universities sometimes provide assistance. Many
have support websites. One I use with my candidates is
Even though it isn't my state, the information and downloads are very
Once you get started, please get copies of Dr. Sydney Walker's book "Teaching
Meaning in Artmaking" and Dr. Terry Barrett's book "Talking About Student
Art." They are both Davis publications. In fact, another Davis publication by
Beattie on assessment is very good too. I've known candidates that found these
very helpful. They provide practical advice that directly relates to what you
need to do in the portfolios.
Feel free to email me.
Annamae Heiman, NBCT