Reflection

Reflection: My Wicked SmART #NAEA19 Experience

Reflection: My Wicked SmART #NAEA19 Experience

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building. – A. Bartlett Giamatti It has been two weeks since 6000 art educators descended on Boston for the 2019 National Art Education Association annual convention. […]

WeRMakers: Product ReDesign In Fifth Grade Art

WeRMakers: Product ReDesign In Fifth Grade Art

“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.” – R. Buckminster Fuller This is the third fall I have facilitated the WeRMakers Product Redesign unit. This is a project-based-learning unit that utilizes resources from Project Zero Classroom’s Agency by Design. A few colleagues and I  participated in their online […]

A Time to Plan, A Time to Reflect on 2017/2018

A Time to Plan, A Time to Reflect on 2017/2018

“To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven A time to build up, a time to break down A time to dance, a time to mourn A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together” – Pete Seeger (Ecclesiastes) “A […]

Let’s Enter In His Sacred House: St. Gabriel Trip To Haiti 2018 Four/Five

Let’s Enter In His Sacred House: St. Gabriel Trip To Haiti 2018 Four/Five

Vini rankontrew Granmèt la. An Antre nan kay sakre li a. Adore Bondye ki plen pouwa./Come and meet the Lord. Let’s enter in His sacred house. Adore the powerful Lord. Clap and rejoice in His presence. This is the fourth post from my recent trip to Haiti with a small delegation from St. Gabriel the […]

Rivers, Rides, & Roosters: St. Gabriel Trip To Haiti 2018 One/Five

Rivers, Rides, & Roosters: St. Gabriel Trip To Haiti 2018 One/Five

Chen gen kat pye, men li ka mache nan yon sèl chimen. / A dog has four legs, but it walks in only one path. – Haitian Proverb After an 18 hour travel day, I returned home last Monday night at 10pm. Our day started 4am with a 4.5 hour truck ride to the airport in Port-au-Prince. […]

I Don’t Always Wear My Heart On My Sleeve, But When I Do, It’s In Haiti

I Don’t Always Wear My Heart On My Sleeve, But When I Do, It’s In Haiti

 Sa ki rete nan kè-m dòmi lakay: What is still in my heart sleeps at my home. – Haitian Proverb This post is scheduled to publish as I leave for Haiti very early on Thursday morning. This will be my third trip to Haiti, the first since the 2010 earthquake. I’m writing this post because I’ve […]

A Gift Ten Years in the Making

A Gift Ten Years in the Making

“Life is full of sniffles, sobs and smiles. With sniffles predominating.” ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi But not on Christmas. Especially this Christmas. It is what you make of it, isn’t it? You do the things that fill you with Christmas spirit from listening to favorite holiday stories to preparing gifts for […]