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.
INTRODUCTION TO ZINEMAKING
What is zinemaking? How can zines serve as an effective and accessible community resource?
LINE AND COLOR FAMILIES
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
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
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
What social justice issue are you passionate about? Why is it important to you?
The classroom functions through cooperation between all students and the teacher, by embracing our Consistent Values and Collective Culture and practicing responsibility and accountability in order to support the classroom environment. When these expectations are met, our classroom can facilitate learning, 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 week of school. Each student has a copy to keep with their sketchbook.