I wonder…

This blog was created to document what goes on in the mind of an elementary art teacher. What do they do? What are they thinking? Why do hand turkeys make Mrs. Brooks so upset? Why does Mrs. Brooks have more gray hairs this morning than yesterday?

I wonder these things myself, I assume that other art teachers, and other teachers, and maybe other artists, moms, crafters and internet readers of all varieties might wonder about some of the same things too, and so- I have started a new blog.

I have learned over time and alot of mulling, that what I think about most in life is my job- because I chose one that I love, and we always think about the things we love most.  I think about what I did all day, what I should have done all day, what I plan on doing tomorrow, what I can do better tomorrow, and why things work ormight refuse to work.

I wonder about what other teachers are doing and what we should all be doing. I speculate about why we aren’t doing what we know is better for our students than what we have been doing for years.  Then I wonder what I can do in my own classroom to change, and I wonder what I can do to help other teachers change. 

I think about how to help other teachers learn how to teach art in new ways, and I wonder how I might better spread the word. I wonder if anyone else really cares, or spends as many hours wondering about all of this as I do.

Sometimes I wonder how I will continue to mull over all of this as I work harder to become a full time artist as well as being a full time mother. 

As you may be able to tell- I am wondering woman- and a worrying woman, and I am pretty sure I am not the only one.

So I’ve decided to blog about it, and see if anyone out there in the world is wondering the same things, and if so, what should we all DO about it?

3 thoughts on “I wonder…

  1. As a father whose daughter always raved about her elementary school art teacher, it seems a foregone conclusion that you’ll be making a huge difference in young people’s lives.

    Share your joy of art secure in the knowledge that your bliss will become theirs, if only for a time.

    I get them years later. Some still talk about their childhood art teachers. Some still sparkle in their bliss. And some have to work hard to overcome their belief that they’re not talented.

    I wish the guy who teaches that last lesson would mind his own business.

  2. Congrats on starting a blog. I am finding that it is what keeps me making my art. I feel obligated to myself to post something I’ve made at least once a week. It’s always fun to read what’s going on in other people’s rooms via their blogs. jan

  3. I think too about my art teaching job as well. I wonder how it could be done easier/more simple so it is less work for me some of the practical issues. I feel like I’m too close to the problem to find a simple solution. I wonder if another art teacher watched a video what suggestions would he/she have for me??? Thank you for your post glad to see there are other critical/analytical thinkers out there.

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