Medley Presenters Needed!
LAST CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!
2018 Award Nominations are Due October 1st!
Our Middle Level Book Chat
At the start of September, we hosted our second book chat.
Our selection was Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist.
The format borrowed from Jennifer Gonzalez's Cult of Pedagogy and its "Summer 2017 YA Book Club," and we had some lively discussions. And we had a few fun giveaways for randomly selected participants! We will continue to tweak and revise as we embark on our next selection.
If you have suggestions for future titles or articles, we'd love to hear from you. Hit us up online or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our new Facebook NJAHS Sponsor Forum is LIVE! We're looking to connect with chapter sponsors, soon-to-be chapter sponsors, and folks just curious about the whole art honor society thing. Check us out!
Fabulous Faculty | A new Series
We are pleased to share this very first profile in our on-going series to showcase the "fabulous" work of members from across the division.
October's FABULOUS FACULTY is:
SOUTH FAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL | McDONALD, PA
WhICH qualities make YOUR art room a special place TO LEARN & CREATE?
I teach art in a room that I enjoy coming to each day. This room is special to me, my home away from home for the past 15 years! My middle school students enter my room for the first time, wide-eyed and enthusiastic about art class. My art room is colorful, filled with posters, reprints of famous artwork, a “big idea” board is used to inspire. I also have novelty items, like stuffed artist dolls from the Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild and other objects displayed on tables and shelves around the room.
I am very organized, with numbered erasers and numbered art supply boxes for each student. My room is arranged with large butcher block tables set up in a horseshoe formation to facilitate group collaboration. The students sit on wooden stools.
There is always music playing as my students work on their projects. All styles of music -classical, new age, pop, and my favorite, “The Beatles” - fill the room to inspire my students.