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Isn't it annoying when you see a beautifully presented research page and then quickly realise the information is just chunks of info that have been cut and paste from the internet?  Where's the stickability in that?  They are not going to retain it for long.  How do you get quality art...
I’ve written this for J.  She’s told me that she's an NQT who’s really struggling with managing behaviour in the art room at the moment and feels like giving up.  She feels unsupported which isn't right.  During my teacher training, I worked in a really tough inner-city school and...
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...

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