Why I planned my family vacation during testing madness. #artonacart
This afternoon I read the greatest art advocacy article in the latest issue of School Arts magazine. Written by Rama Hughes, this article about the importance of art as a life skill and visual language struck a chord in me, and I hope every art educator uses it as an advocacy tool. Read it for yourself here: On Art and Art Education
I am getting our wishes from our Wish Tree packed up and ready to send off. While I was checking out the mailing info for sending our wishes to the Imagine Peace project in Iceland I was poking around their website and I discovered this:
My principal blogged about our wish tree close to the end of the year when the project was in full swing. The Imagine Peace website picked it up and posted it on their website. So exciting!
How cool is it to have your school tweeted about by Yoko Ono?
I heard this speech in the form of a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, and recently a few educators I know and love have brought this RSA Animate video to my attention. It is a great graphic that illustrates Robinson’s concerns for changing educational concepts and it highlights what I think great arts education should be trying to do. Every day preparing my students for the 21st century is at the heart of what I do, and some of the ideas I hold true as an educator are well illustrated and described in this video.
To learn more about the RSA, check out their website.
What is Visual Literacy? How does your child benefit from a Visual Art Education? What 21st Century Skills does your child learn in the art room?
Check out this great handout from the National Art Education Association:
Download these flyers to share with administration, parents, political representatives and more at the NAEA website.