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Co-Editors’ Letter: Mindfulness

Monday, February 12, 2024 | Jane Dalton and Kristi Oliver

Both mindfulness and art cultivate present-moment awareness of the breath, the body, thoughts, emotions, and creative impulses. The aim of this issue is to provide purposeful experiences to enhance se ...

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Co-Editor’s Letter: Design

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | Jane B. Montero

Incorporating design into our curriculum not only strengthens our programs but also produces higher-level thinkers who are technologically creative and innovative. In response to the growing number of ...

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Co-Editor’s Letter: Media Arts

Thursday, November 9, 2023 | Kasmira Mohanty

After using my first digital camera, I immediately realized that it wouldn’t negate the need to learn how to plan and execute an aesthetically pleasing image. It certainly couldn’t create ...

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Editor’s Letter: Interdisciplinary Connections

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | Nancy Walkup

As an elementary art teacher, I was always curious about what interdisciplinary connections I could make in the art room. An art-centered interdisciplinary focus provides students with opportunities t ...

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Editor’s Letter: Language

Monday, September 11, 2023 | Nancy Walkup

The theme of this month’s issue was suggested by an interesting group of coincidental article submissions that addressed the topic of language in multiple ways. In this issue, you will find arti ...

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Editor’s Letter: Groundwork

Thursday, August 3, 2023 | Nancy Walkup

What is the bedrock of your curriculum? Upon what foundations do you build your art program? No doubt these questions are on your mind with the start of a new school year. You may want to start with t ...

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Editor’s Letter: Play

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | Nancy Walkup

To what degree does play find expression in your art room? I have always found it to be a benefit for both me and my students. For a variety of perspectives, I asked our contributing editors to share ...

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Editor’s Letter: Contemporary Art

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | Nancy Walkup

To bring in multiple perspectives for this month’s issue on teaching with contemporary art, I asked our SchoolArts contributing editors to offer their thoughts about why students should engage w ...

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Editor’s Letter: Media Arts

Thursday, March 9, 2023 | Nancy Walkup

These days, media arts include digital design, website design, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics, digital photography and film, animation, and game design. Why teach media arts? Your students liv ...

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Co-Editor’s Letter: Choice

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | Clyde Gaw

I want to welcome the readership of SchoolArts to this special edition focused on choice-based art education and Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB). I was delighted when Nancy Walkup suggested we se ...

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Editor’s Letter: Visual Culture

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | Nancy Walkup

Your digital native students are immersed and engaged in visual culture in every aspect of their lives through their computers, digital devices, television, video games, and more. Developing visual an ...

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Editor's Letter: Collaboration

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | Nancy Walkup

As an art teacher, you are in an excellent position to develop collaborative projects for your students. On a practical level, you can have students work in pairs or small groups, correlate lessons wi ...

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Editor’s Letter: Story

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | Nancy Walkup

You can find stories wherever you look. This past March, I visited Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona, on Navajo tribal lands. The history of peoples in the canyon, Hopi and Navaj ...

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Editor's Letter: Empathy

Monday, September 12, 2022 | Nancy Walkup

Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of others. How can the power of art be used to both express and explore empathy? To explore the concept of empathy, ...

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Editor's Letter: Beginnings

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | Nancy Walkup

The start of a new school year always seems to offer a fresh beginning. For new teachers especially, meeting students for the first time may offer a challenge. Personally, I always had students making ...

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Co-Editors’ Letter: Curiosity

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | Sara Wilson McKay and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

As former classroom art educators and current preparers of preservice art educators, we see the art room as a place alive with curiosity. We see this in the myriad of ways learners approach making thr ...

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