If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Currently I am helping out on The Guild team, creating my own art, learning about new educational opportunities outside the classroom, and supporting the resistance!
What grade do you teach?:
I have also taught K-5 Visual Art, MS Girls Volleyball Coach, and Student Council Advisor,
What subject(s) do you teach?:
Co-Producer/Founder/Facilitator for Beyond Borders Storytelling--we put on bi-monthly Story Jams with cross-cultural themes
How many years have you been teaching?:
"a VERY sharp #2 pencil with an eraser, that preferably has not been gnawed on."
I taught 6th, 7th & 8th visual art in a low income urban public middle school in the Mission District in San Francisco for 10 years. Since middle school is such a crucial time for students to learn about who they are, I designed a lot of my projects around the discovery of self and identity, incorporating a variety of media, such as clay, paint, computer design, and murals. I love collaboration and teamed up with teachers in Math, Science, LA, and SS, integrating art into their core curriculum. I love to be outside, play tennis, and travel the world searching for unique art and jewelry!
Hi Kimberly-- scheduling can be such a challenge, especially depending on the school. I love that you are taking this challenge on! Another teacher is also thinking about scheduling and how to incorporate student voice, check out Schedule building , not sure if there might be any insights for you. Would love to hear how you end up tackling this!
Hi Kelli! this is very true...how would this be structured in a classroom and school environment? How would you prepare and encourage students to go into an uncomfortable situation? What might the reflection process look like to encourage building empathy? Would love to hear your thoughts on this!