Let’s try to measure creativity!
A little reading about school improvement and teacher evaluation will quickly reveal some strong feelings and differing opinions on these issues. On a regular basis, I witness what I believe is a significant part of the conflict. A deep desire to innovate is hampered by the immediate threat of failure.
One of the many benefits you can gain from an art education is an “I can do this” attitude that you can use throughout your life.
That’s me with the groom and groomsmen in the back.
If you are a fine arts teacher or an educator who works with fine arts teachers, you have probably observed that there are some differences between visual art teachers and performing arts teachers.
Artwork by Kris Cho, art teacher
I can tell you what I usually do with an idea… I lose it. This one, thankfully, was only lost for a little while.
The potential of an single teacher working independently in his classroom will never equal that of a team of teachers working together to improve student learning.
It was great to see a few of my fellow arts supervisors from around the state today. Meeting with these folks is a great opportunity for us to share the things going on in our districts and support each other’s work.