About

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, other teachers, 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 this blog.

I have learned through time and alot of mulling things over, that what I think about most in life is my job. I chose one that I love, and we always think most 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 worked or might stubbornly refuse to work.

I wonder about what other teachers are doing in their classrooms, and what we should all be doing to provide the most meaningful art education possible. I speculate about why we might not be doing what we know is best for our students rather than sticking with the more comfortable things 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 contemplating 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 “About

  1. Sarah: Can you send me your home email? I have a layout to show you for your wish tree article! I tried sending it to your school address but it didn’t go through. Thanks!

  2. All great questions, and also why I chose to start blogging about teaching art. Was just hired in Fairfax County a few weeks ago, and man, what an experience this will be.

  3. May you remember the voice of the graceful spirit, that whispers in the winds of the wilderness. That’s always stirring those wildflowers, growing in the springtime, in the garden at your heart’s temple. And on those temple walls written in gold is acknowledgements of the precious gift that you are.
    March on, brave one…

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