Sarah- Here are my words of wisdom for a new art teacher... I keep a
notebook with every project I do. I write down all the supplies for that
project, the instructions for that project, keep any handouts I give out, my
rubric, how long the project takes, helpful hints about how to do the
project (mistakes that can be avoided) and anything I would do different
next time. It takes a little extra time now, but it is well worth it when
you start to plan next year. It is amazing how many details you forget in a
years time. Hope that helps you.
Subject: Words of Wisdom
From: "Sarah Coullard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 12:40:07 -0400
I am new to the Art Exchange. My name is Sarah and I am a first-year art
teacher from Michigan. I teach K-8 at a small Catholic school, and I love
Do any of you have any words of wisdom for a first-year teacher? Should I
work on developing a themed curriculum, or should I base my project ideas on
what the kids are interested in at the time (whether it's random or not)?
So far, I have been doing the latter.
I'd appreciate comments or suggestions you may have!