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Art Skills Module

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...
Strategies for Art Students Who Work Slowly

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...

Is Enthusiasm a Teaching Strategy?

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...

Strategies to Manage Behaviour in the Art Room.

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...

How to Get Quality Art Research From Your Students

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? ...

How to Learn Student Names Quickly: 26 Names within 5 Minutes!

Do you struggle to learn student names? This guest blog post by Jo Baker details her tried and tested method on how to learn student names quickly. It's a great read, especially as we...

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