For the next few weeks or so, we are going to work with "The Art of Teaching the Arts," the learner.com workshop that delves into how exceptional instruction is carried out in the arts at the high school level.
Workshop 1 is "Principles of Artful Teaching"
The program opens with teachers sharing passionate insights about why they teach the arts to young people. Then short classroom segments illustrate how arts teachers employ seven "principles of artful teaching" to meet the needs and imaginations of their students. Participants explore how these principles can affect their own teaching. Subsequent sessions will examine each principle in depth, with examples from dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
In preparation for our work, please consider and respond to this question:
What makes teaching both an art and a science? What do good teachers in all disciplines know and do that has sustained, substantial, positive influence on students?
Have your initial post in by Tuesday morning, then log back in and respond to one post by another teacher by Wednesday morning.
Feel free to respond more than once! I look forward to our ongoing discussions on these topics.