TEACHING

I am a K-12 art educator with experience teaching several age groups through the lens of critical theory with a goal of facilitating social-emotional learning. On this page you can find my teaching philosophy, view original lesson plans, examples of student work, and plans for classroom management.

LESSON PLANS

INTRODUCTION TO ZINEMAKING
(6-12)

What is zinemaking? How can zines serve as an effective and accessible community resource?

LINE AND COLOR FAMILIES
(3-5)

How can we use art to think differently about what “family” means? How can colors, lines, and shapes give meaning to a work of art?

DIY VISUAL JOURNALS
(9-12)

What role do book arts play in the classroom? In the art world? In life? 
How does DIY (do-it-yourself) crafting affect us as artists, students, and consumers?

HEALTHY LIVING POSTER PROJECT
(3-5)

How can we use art to promote causes like healthy living? What is a health-related cause that is important to you?

STENCILS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
(6-12)

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Why is it important to you?

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

My classroom functions through cooperation between all students and the teacher, by embracing our innate creativity and practicing responsibility and accountability in order to support the learning environment. When these expectations are met, our classroom facilitates critical thinking, growth, and creation. When the classroom culture is disturbed, there are a number of consequences that can follow. We discuss our consistent values and develop our collective culture during the first few weeks of the school year.