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Enthusiasm is a teaching strategy. It helps to engage learners, stimulate discussion and also goes a long way to help maintain discipline. I was recently asked to speak to a trainee teacher about how to be more enthusiastic, and this got me thinking about this topic and various strategies. My...
Strategies for Art Students Who Work Slowly
When I started writing this post about strategies for art students who work slowly, I was purely thinking of those students who produce amazing work but work painfully slowly.  However, when I put a plee out on social media to share strategies, most people responded with strategies for students who...
At the beginning of Yr12 at the start of the A Level course, we run a 4 week Art Skills Module.  (In the UK students are 16/17 years old in Yr12) Each lesson, or couple of lessons are run like a workshop and introduce new skills.  Students arrive with...
This blog post looks at strategies for teaching large groups of Art Exam Students where they are all following an individual path.  How do you make sure every student makes progress every lesson?  If you are not careful you will have some students who are very demanding of your...
This blog post offers practical ideas for how to be a happier Art Teacher.  You used to love it right?  You did all that training to become an Art Teacher with such enthusiasm, but now you don’t feel all that happy.  You may have found last year incredible difficult....
It’s that time of year when Art Teachers around the world are preparing to go back to school.  On social media, it appears that some of us are looking forward to it more than others.  So what do you do keep your teaching fresh?  How do you stay motivated? ...

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