A little good news – one person’s garbage can be another’s treasure

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/russias-99recycle-makes-fashion-out-of-recycled-plastic/ This past few years have blessed me with the opportunity to apply my maker mindset to reclaim, recycle, and reuse discarded things into artworks. I brought that joy of transformation into lesson plans and art projects for school. I feel strongly this is the direction multidisciplinary and cross-curricular education should be going... let's get … Continue reading A little good news – one person’s garbage can be another’s treasure

A little good news… on a new way of seeing things… sort of…

Imagine you've been following the same tradition for generations and some artist comes along to photograph what you're doing... perhaps for the very first time. Now you've completely mesmerized that artist and given them a new way of looking at the world by just letting them see the beauty of what you do. Intrigued? Read … Continue reading A little good news… on a new way of seeing things… sort of…

A little good news… about art!!!

For art nerds and artists alike we sometimes struggle with the reasons we paint what we paint... well, it can have something to do with where we are painting... at least it appears that way for Vincent Van Gogh... http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/van-gogh-painted-his-last-masterpiece-here-discovery/

Sharing some good news – Go to the source, add a delicious item on your menu, and save the planet!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/spanish-chef-angel-leon-grows-sea-grass-rice-for-food-and-for-the-climate/ If you have the chance, please watch Seaspiracy on Netflix. It does use some shocking footage to get its point across, but the science is sound. For example, fish don't produce the Omega-3 oils that so many nutritionist and scientist recommend we supplement in out diets... it comes from sea plants that they eat. … Continue reading Sharing some good news – Go to the source, add a delicious item on your menu, and save the planet!

Breaking the Fear with A little good news

It's an in between time for many of us: Winter to Spring; COVID to Vaccines; virtual to in-office work; or writing academic papers to applying what's learned & studying to teaching (maybe this is just me)... either way... As I'm refilling the Créative tanks, I've decided I needed a mood boost away from all the … Continue reading Breaking the Fear with A little good news

A Visual Reflection on: “The Hayloft” by Rosa Brett – The Autobiography Of A Painting

There is far less information written about Rosa Brett than other members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. According to Nunn (1984, 633), it was the intention of the artist to be an outsider of this group. Starting with the use of the masculine pseudonym, Rosarius, to her aversion of socializing with the other members who sought … Continue reading A Visual Reflection on: “The Hayloft” by Rosa Brett – The Autobiography Of A Painting

Happy New Year

Wishing us all health, happiness, and joyful curiosity!!!

My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

I had no conscious definition for Multiculturalism prior to reading the Fleras chapter: 50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism. I accepted a vague idea that Canada was a cultural mosaic without fully understanding what that meant. My formative experiences of living in the Greater Montreal Area had led me to accept ethnic neighbourhoods as places I … Continue reading My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Definition: “The top three common elements were the awareness, valuing, and understanding of cultural differences; experiencing other cultures; and self-awareness of one’s own culture. These common elements stress the underlying importance of cultural awareness, both of one’s own as well as others’ cultures.” (Deardorf, p. 247) Observation: The emphasis on awareness of self, as well … Continue reading A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Thought For The Day: Anywhere

Thought For The Day: Anywhere Reposted from The Learning Renaissance blog. I believe that a classroom can be anywhere and that the life is filled with teachable moments. Please follow the link to the article and follow their blog... amazing teachers are always worth following.