Hello, and welcome to Discovering Teaching Artistry.
Discovering Teaching Artistry is exactly what the name says: a place for discovering the role of teaching artists in the modern education landscape. As a field, teaching artistry seeks to integrate the role of artist and educator, working within schools and community settings to revitalize education and the arts. We offer a challenge to more traditional education: that learning should be playful, artful, engaging, and experiential.
In my case, this means that in 2012 and 2013 I worked as a storyteller and theatre teaching artist with youth in Phoenix, AZ. This work led me to explore areas beyond the performing arts also — Social and Emotional Learning, Asset-Based Community Development, Creative Play, and Ethnography. Each of these areas has integrated with using the arts, and enriched my understanding of what being a teaching artist is really about. For more on these areas, see the Resources section.
In 2014, I began working as a full-time English teacher, drawing on my background in the social sciences and the arts. I strive to create a rich, dynamic, and engaged English classroom.
Each Monday, we begin the week with something motivational. Later in the week, you’ll find stories from teaching artist practice, articles on learning and education, book reviews, or links to things of interest. If you have any ideas, or just want to say hello, please contact me or leave a comment on a post.
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