Why complete a course in Building Self-Confidence

Last Fall during my internship, I was sent an email about Professional Development courses offered to teachers who wish to improve their skills. As a student teacher, I did not have access to some really meaty ones I wanted. After the semester, I responded to one of the LinkedIn invitations to activate my Free trial … Continue reading Why complete a course in Building Self-Confidence

Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part Three: Creating a classroom of self-motivated learners

In Part Two, I set a draft of my core values. I keep coming back to them in hopes that I can clarify what motivates my teaching philosophy. I'd like to break them down for you here and invite you feedback/questions... 1 - Building upon perspective & experience over right or wrong leads to open-mindedness. … Continue reading Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part Three: Creating a classroom of self-motivated learners

Why complete a course in Teaching Techniques – Developing Curriculum?

Teacher training offers lots of great knowledge, but it doesn't always clearly explain the why's for the curricula we follow. Of course studying educational psychology, theory, and philosophy will give to a massive foundation, but what the heck am I supposed to build on it? When you start teaching in a classroom, with or without … Continue reading Why complete a course in Teaching Techniques – Developing Curriculum?

Why complete a course in Instructional Design for Adult Learners?

"There's a massive shortage of teachers all over the world." I keep hearing about this from fellow educators, mentors, business people, and... well, LinkedIn, frankly! What does this really mean? it means that Teachers are in demand, but I also hear that some teachers can't get a contract locally (POV from Montreal, Canada). I had … Continue reading Why complete a course in Instructional Design for Adult Learners?

Erosion in time

Short Film of the work: https://youtu.be/fB1NXDoYRRY  “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” by Marcus Aurelius Artist Statement I started with questioning how time affects the land. The answers were fast and few: growth, death, and erosion. My second thought related to a desire to make a kinetic sculpture, but how to … Continue reading Erosion in time

Community Rhythms – Teaching how to make a soundscape

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Micro-Transformations of Space Over Time

The Video - My actual artwork in video form Imagine yourself in a museum’s viewing room. It’s claustrophobically dark and there is an ambient hum that indicates the volumes might get loudly disorienting. You are geared up with tense anticipation for the video to walk your through a sensory experience. You watch as the space … Continue reading Micro-Transformations of Space Over Time

Mark-Making With Ephemeral Materials

Artist Statement It’s been a long journey to my fascination for using found, fragile, and ephemeral materials in my art making process; the reasons transition through various life considerations: financial, identity evolutions, and social consciousness. Each of these qualities forces me to let go of the notions of judgements and allow myself to discover hidden … Continue reading Mark-Making With Ephemeral Materials

Why a Certificate in Art Therapy?

This past summer I was feeling anxious about returning to school for more university classes. I told myself that my learning style didn't jibe with the academics I suffered through the previous year; I'm a practical learner and need to see where I can apply knowledge in my classroom. I didn't get that from the … Continue reading Why a Certificate in Art Therapy?

Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part 2

I posted the initial draft that answered my mentor's guiding questions in yesterday's post: Building a Teaching Philosophy - Part 1. Following some very constructive feedback from here, this is a two page summary of the original information. Note: I'm still working on this and will incorporate other feedback as well. I also asked my … Continue reading Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part 2