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Order in the Art Room

Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

My life as an art teacher is driven by a desire for order and an inability to actually attain it. But still I try. I’m surrounded by piles of papers, books, and art supplies I might need at some ...

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Another Student's Teaching Philosophy

Monday, December 5, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

This teaching philosophy is by another UNT student of mine, Blake Bruns. He utilized technology more than any other student in the class. It certainly didn't hurt that he already has a degree in New M ...

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Thinking about Teaching Philosophies

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Between presenting at three state art conferences in four weeks and a bout of pneumonia, I have been sadly absent, but now I am back with some thoughts about teaching philosophies. ...

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Telling Stories

Friday, October 7, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Assignment: "You have twenty minutes to prepare. Once the first speaker begins his or her presentation, no further development on your presentation is permitted." ...

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Hiding in Plain Sight: A Lesson in Camouflage

Friday, September 30, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

As an elementary art teacher, I am always interested in projects that make natural, meaningful connections between art and other disciplines while also challenging students to think. ...

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Elements and Principles Artist Trading Cards

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Do you want to cover the elements and principles of art rather quickly for introduction or review? An effective approach is to have your students make artist trading cards, one for each of the element ...

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Picturing the Natural World

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

When I was a child, my five siblings and I spent as much time outdoors as we could, roaming through the woods behind our house. Our father was a scoutmaster and he made sure we could tell the differen ...

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Why You Should Write for SchoolArts Magazine

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

Why should you write for SchoolArts? ...

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Beginning with Bloom's

Friday, August 26, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

A good way to start off the new school year is to think of advocacy efforts you can make right away. One approach is to make and display a poster that details the revised version of Bloom's Taxonomy.& ...

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Sage Advice for Preservice Art Teachers

Monday, August 15, 2011 | Nancy Walkup

On Facebook recently, I asked art teachers, “What advice should I give prospective teachers in my preservice methods class? What are the most important things you think they need to learn?&rdquo ...

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