Development

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY OUTLINED

Relationships are Primary

  • I will be a champion for each student

  • I will establish a safe learning environment based on trust and respect

  • I expect every student to follow the classroom norms of respect and acceptance

  • My classroom will be a fear free zone

  • We will be supportive of one another

Visual Arts Focus

  • Learn to see deeply

      • In depth observation

  • Self-expression

      • Communication skills

      • Be heard

            • You teacher is listening and your class is listening

      • Developing your voice and identity

  • Self-efficacy

      • See your skills develop with effort

            • Growth mindset

  • Art history knowledge

      • See through other’s eyes

      • Empathy

      • Global mind-set

Emphasis on developing the 4 Cs of 21st century learning


Creativity

      • Divergent thinking

          • Creative problem solving

          • Experimentation

          • Thinking deeply

          • Meta-cognition

Critical thinking

      • Design thinking

          • Problem analysis

          • Empathy to other’s needs

          • Prototyping

                • Failure is part of discovery

                • Resilience

          • Solutions

      • Critiques

          • Peer assessment

                • Use rubrics

                • Supportive communication

          • Self-assessment

                • Develop self-regulated learning

      • Portfolios

          • Metacognition

          • Reflection

          • Self-efficacy

          • Growth-mindset

          • Final presentation

                • Family involvement

                • Self-esteem

Collaboration

      • Project-based learning

          • Multiple intelligences

                • A chance to shine outside academics

                • Practice using different intelligences

                • Respect for various intelligences

                • Empathy

          • Real world applications

                • Self-esteem

                • Motivation

                • Pride


Communication skills

      • Team building

      • Supportive communication

      • Learn to share thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions

      • Learn how to disagree respectful

      • Learn how to effectively resolve conflicts