Name: Allison Fairey
Twitter name: @amuseED
Subject taught (if applicable): Visual Arts + RE
What is your advice about? Teaching Art
1: Most students will arrive motivated to participate but don’t make the mistake of believing this makes teaching art easy. Students can have unrealistic expectations.
2: Demonstrate the skills you want them to learn. Participate yourself in the learning activities you set. Work alongside of your students.
3: Cultivate a positive learning environment where students see you modelling the language they should use when talking about art works.
4: When drawing choose to use ink pens instead of graphite pencils on occasions. When using graphite don’t always have erasers available.
5: Encourage students to keep all work in their folio, even that deemed unworthy. Teach them to annotate, reflecting on their work, recording ideas & areas for improvement.