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Back to School Night x 27

I love Back to School Night. Always have, always will. Tonight is number 27 for me and I am so glad that my students’ parents come to the school to spend time with their child’s teachers! Thanks for being here to … Continue reading

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Art Open House

On December 23rd, the visual arts students hosted an open house in art room 14. Each art student was allowed to invite 3 friends to the art room during their regular scheduled class period. It was a half day, so … Continue reading

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BYB2AC – Bring Your Buddy to Art Class!

My Ceramics II students each created a 4 piece set, consisting of 2 bowls and 2 cups for a special luncheon that we have affectionately referred to as BYB2AC! Each student created a set of dishes that related in theme and or … Continue reading

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What TRX is Teaching Me

This summer, I started an exercise class called “TRX – Suspension Training”, and am getting more from the experience than I ever imagined. I joined the class because I wanted to be stronger and more fit. Little did I know it would make me … Continue reading

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Clay Chronicles – when dirt goes digital

I’m thrilled to be presenting again at the AENJ Conference this year! As a former AENJ Conference co-chair in 2012 and 2013, I know first hand the work that goes into planning the conference. Please be sure to thank your AENJ Leadership for all … Continue reading

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Back to School Night x 26

I love Back to School Night. Always have, always will. Tonight is number 26 for me and I am so glad that my students’ parents come to school to spend time with their child’s teachers! Thanks for being here to support our … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Groovy

Over the years, I’ve found myself thinking about the difference between a groove and a rut. When you imagine them, they are both essentially the same thing. However, when interpreted, a rut confines and limits movement, and a groove defines it, while facilitating … Continue reading

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Creative Juices

My senior students graduated a month ago and it feels like I am now just starting to hit my summer stride. I have set a “new” routine that (although still involves school work, curriculum writing and planning) contains more time … Continue reading

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Expressions

My friend Ellen shared a great article with me about Ai Weiwei’s most recent work. The article is posted on the creators project blog. [Exclusive] Ai Weiwei says Twitter is Art I appreciate his belief that all of his expressions … Continue reading

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Fortunate

How lucky we are that inspiration can come from everywhere. This lesson idea was sparked by a personal experience that I had with a very special fortune cookie from nearly 20 years ago.  I shared the story with my students … Continue reading

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