July 5, 2021
WE are finally back in the studio...sort of. In this episode of Blocks Paper Scissors, Clyde and I try to get back into the groove talking about quality. Teacher directed vs. student directed quality and what is really happening in the minds of our young artists. Special thanks to the Easthils for allowing me to use their awesome music.
December 30, 2020
Welcome to our second live conversation event.
December 19, 2020
In this episode, Clyde and I go live in the first virtual question and answer session. We were joined by several TAB teachers from around the world. This was an amazing conversation among incredible art teachers.
June 17, 2020
As we continue to work remotely, we are trying to bring you interesting content related to Teaching for Artistic Behavior. Please excuse some of the audio. Zoom sometimes does not play well.
In this episode, Clyde and I are joined by Roni Rohr to talk about the idea of "Am I TAB enough? It's a question many of us ask ourselves when beginning this journey.
Roni Rohr (she, her, hers) teaches at El Dorado Community School K-8 in Santa Fe, NM. She serves as the Santa Fe Public Schools Visual Arts Mentor and is a faculty member of the TAB Institute at MassArt... advocating for student voice. Roni is a designer and artist and is passionate about collaboration, social justice, and advocacy within her own work and that of her students.
As an educational consultant, she collaborates on professional development for the New Mexico Museums, Meow Wolf, and others. Roni presents locally and nationally on topics of TAB, choice-based and play education, Design Thinking, and creating community; she was the 2020 keynote speaker for Colorado TAB. Roni is Nationally Board Certified in early and middle school art, a 2016 NM Golden Apple Fellow, the 2015 NM Middle School Art Educator of the Year, and the 2011 NM Art Educator of the Year.
April 20, 2020
Today Clyde and I welcome a very special guest: Julie Toole. During our conversation, we look at what is white privilege and how we can practice DEI+J in the TAB studio,
Julie has been a teacher for 30 years, 20+ in Chicago Public schools and is currently teaching art at a private progressive school, pre-k-8th grade. She has been a TAB teacher and TAB mentor for the last 10 years and co-lead at the elementary level group at the TAB Summer Institute at MassArt and part of the Executive Board for TAB, INC. As a transracially adoptive mother of two children of color, She has been on a personal journey on understanding her whiteness and privilege in order to be actively anti-racist in her work and life. This has led her to participate in SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) cohorts and then to do the training to become a SEED facilitator at her school. She has co-led groups for parents and for staff. She is also part of the EQaT (equate) team at her school (Equity in Action), the parent EqAT group, and teaches an elective course for her middle schoolers called Artist as Activist. Five years ago she started a GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) club at her school and together they do school-wide events such as Day of Silence and Ally Week.
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Windows and Mirrors of Your Child's Bookshelf - Ted Talk
William Pinar - What is Curriculum Theory?
Johan Huizinga - Homo Ludens - A Study of the Play Element in Culture
Leading Equity Podcast
March 31, 2020
Hello everyone!! In this podcast, Clyde and I talk about remote teaching and trying to keep the spirit of Teaching for Artistic Behavior. We felt it was necessary to make a podcast during this time. We couldn't meet in the regular studio, so we recorded this using Zoom. The sound isn't perfect. Enjoy everyone. Stay Safe.
Software Mentioned in this episode
July 29, 2019
In this episode, Clyde and I have a fun little conversation about our experience at TAB institute in Boston. I thought it would be nice to sit down and decompress all that happened over the week. We got to meet some pretty amazing educators from all over the world. I would like to apologize if the sound isn't that great. My MacBook has been acting up, restarting at random times, so I recorded this on my iPad. When I listened to the recording it had a nasty rumble that I tried to process out. Also, I want to thank Kathy Douglas, Diane Jaquith, Ian Sands, Roni Rohr, Julie Toole, Anne Banning, Christine Phillips and Clyde for putting up with the rookie this year.
Classic TAB T-Shirt campaign which runs through August 15th. Get yours while you can!
Classic TAB T-Shirt
If you haven't done so, please give us your thoughts on this years conference.
Post Conference Evaluation
June 28, 2019
In this podcast, Clyde and I discuss the benefits of time in the TAB classroom. What happens when kids have time to play, explore and discover new ideas?
Special Thank you to the Easthills for their generosity in allowing me to use some of their awesome music. Also Katie McDaniel for the amazing intro. Time by Pink Floyd