Why complete a course on Google Docs Essential Training

I can again thank COVID for motivating me to take this course NOW... I have been told to teach online until the restrictions are lifted... this past two years have taught us that we are best to be prepared for that to be a moving target. Regardless, the schools I've taught at and the university … Continue reading Why complete a course on Google Docs Essential Training

Why complete a course on Google Forms Essential Training

The short answer is COVID! More and more our lives are including an online component. Google has given teachers, students, and pretty much everyone an amazing set of tools that are incredibly user-friendly and intuitive to use. For my needs as an Art Specialist, I need engaging and interactive presentation tools! Apple products are still … Continue reading Why complete a course on Google Forms Essential Training

Why complete a course on The Key to Good Communication: Your Audience

In previous posts you've heard me say that knowing your students is the key to being a great teacher! There better you understand their personal experiences, the more you will be able to tweak your teaching approaches to help them on their learning progress. Teaching isn't about giving information; it is all about guiding your … Continue reading Why complete a course on The Key to Good Communication: Your Audience

Why complete a course on Learning To Teach Online

Hand-in-hand with learning about Google Classroom, I am now accepting (mostly) the reality that all my future teaching/learning will be at the very least a blend of in-person & online courses. Teaching in elementary, high school, or adult learners won't change this fact; online is here to stay. I need to embrace it and learn … Continue reading Why complete a course on Learning To Teach Online

Why complete a course on Learning Google Classroom

The very quick answer that allows you to fill in your own reasons I: COVID! Over the last two years I have been subjected to a trial by fire approach to learning how to teach and learn online. My teachers, mentors, and me... all fumbling patiently (mostly) through a digital world we never really thought … Continue reading Why complete a course on Learning Google Classroom

Why complete a course in Gamification of Learning

I recently got news that I might have to teach online for this semester, because of Covid restrictions... I choose to look at this as an opportunity to learn new skills. As I was collecting classes to take on LinkedIn Learning, I came across Gamification. I've been hearing about it in seminars and lectures for … Continue reading Why complete a course in Gamification of Learning

Working In Fibres from Home – Where I’m at so far…

Ok, so it was a rocky start... the teacher is super motivated, incredibly knowledgeable, and ridiculously enthusiastic! In fact, she has curated nearly 8 readings a week, shared many alternate recipes for all things related natural dyes, and prepared multiple video-demos. If I was a Fibres major with nothing but fibres to think about, I'd … Continue reading Working In Fibres from Home – Where I’m at so far…

(Home)-Studio Painting – First Steps

Ok, this is a little awkward for me to write as a make, so please bear with me. I wasn't really listening to the teacher's instructions, so I'm not sure if we were supposed to just free-flow our own processes, or not. I did that anyway. I mix my undercoats by instinct and apply them … Continue reading (Home)-Studio Painting – First Steps

Setting-Up A Temporary Painting Studio in Covid Conditions

The only place I have space is in my garage workshop... so, I made some tough choices this summer and cleared out a ton of stuff, re-organized all I could, and closed the garage down for a Winterized space. My greatest challenge is lighting. If we were doing this PTNG 200 class in the university … Continue reading Setting-Up A Temporary Painting Studio in Covid Conditions

Setting-Up A temporary Fibres Studio… ARGHHH

As mentioned yesterday, there are many, many steps in getting to this point and I feel we haven't even started yet. 1 - Watch (and watch, and watch again) a bunch of demo videos about ethical harvesting materials, choosing storage containers, cutting materials into sample bundles, making mordants, and on and on... 2 - Collecting … Continue reading Setting-Up A temporary Fibres Studio… ARGHHH