Blocks Paper Scissors
Creativity

Creativity

December 2, 2017

Creativity.jpg

In this podcast, Clyde and I catch up on what happened over Thanksgiving break before we dive headfirst to discuss creativity. We talk about what it is and where it is, as well as if schools are somewhat responsible for the decline of creative thinking. We get off track a little and get back on. All in all not a bad conversation. 

 

Mentioned in this Podcast

 

Central Indiana Land Trust

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Diane Jaquith: When is Creativity?

Nan Hathaway: Smoke and Mirrors

Robert Scott Root-Bernstein, Michèle Root-Bernstein: Sparks of Genius 

Clips: Clips Video app

George Washington Carver: Biography

John J. Audobon: Drawn from Nature

A Conversation with Diane Jaquith

A Conversation with Diane Jaquith

November 18, 2017

In this podcast, we are joined via the telephone with TAB co-founder Diane Jaquith. Diane Jaquith, retired after 25 years from K-12 art education, is a co-founder of Teaching for Artistic Behavior and directs the TAB Summer Teacher Institute. She is the co-author of Engaging Learners Through Artmaking and co-editor of The Learner-Directed Classroom. Diane is an adjunct faculty member at Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston. We discuss the origins of Teaching for Artistic Behavior and how it has evolved since its inception in 2002. Diane also shares information about the Summer TAB Institue in Boston and two books she is working on. 

DSC_0196.jpg

Clark with the Three Muskateers: Kathy Douglas, Diane Jaquith and Pauline Joseph, July 2010, Boston, MA

Constructivism in a TAB classroom

Constructivism in a TAB classroom

November 8, 2017

In this episode, we discuss constructivism and how it relates to a TAB artroom. As mentioned in the podcast. Here are the twelve indicators (TAB) adapted from In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms by Jacqueline Grennon Brooks and Martin G. Brooks

1.Choice based art teachers encourage and accept student autonomy and initiative.

2.Because of the very nature of visual arts education, choice based art teachers use primary sources and raw, physical, manipulative interactive materials to inspire and catalyze learners.

3.Choice based art teachers encourage students to generate, utilize and create their own ideas and artistic problems when engaged in art making activities.

constructivism1.jpg

4.In order to facilitate ownership, choice based art teachers allow students to drive artistic activity, shift instructional strategies and alter instructional content.

5.Choice based art teachers make inquiries into student’s previous knowledge of artistic content and encourage students to express their knowledge before sharing their own understandings.

6.Choice based art teachers encourage students to engage in dialogue and artful conversation, communicating art ideas, knowledge and creative processes with one another.  

7.Choice based art teachers encourage students to research their art and ideas.

8.Choice based art teachers seek and encourage student reflective thinking expressed through ongoing dialogue, reflective writing and artist statements.  

9.Choice based art teachers engage students in experiences that contradict their initial understandings of content or hypothesis and then initiate discussion for student’s further consideration.

10.Choice based art teachers afford students time for artistic ideas to incubate.  

constructivism2.jpg

11.Choice based art teachers allow students time to develop understandings of art content.  

12.Choice based art teachers facilitate learning through the use of discovery, introduction of concepts and concept application. The “Learning Cycle Model” (discovery learning) is a distinctive feature of choice based art education.                                          

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

October 30, 2017

Curriculum and instruction is the heart and soul of TAB pedagogy. In this podcast the two veteran art teachers have a wide ranging discussion about their teaching practice. They discuss the importance of weaving art education content into emergent creative experience while name dropping several artists and educators. Clark and Clyde also discuss lesson demonstration transitions to studio activities, interacting with learners and how they use open ended questions to scaffold children's art experience.

20140612_120531.jpg

Road Trip

Road Trip

October 28, 2017

It this episode of the Blocks Paper Scissors Podcast, Clark and Clyde are joined by Katie Bonilla as they drive to Ball State University to listen to a roundtable discussion on TAB and Choice Art ed. Katie is an Elementary Art teacher from Avon, Indiana. She is a TAB teacher with some very interesting stories. In addition to some random silliness, we also talk about tacos and answer questions from listeners. Special thanks to bensound.com for providing the music in this podcast.

IMG_9455.jpg

Assessment

Assessment

October 28, 2017

In our third episode, Clark and Clyde share their thoughts on assessment in an emergent art education curriculum and the problem of optimizing learning experience in cognitively diverse TAB classrooms.Special thanks to bensound.com for providing the music in this podcast.

Room Arrangement

Room Arrangement

October 28, 2017

In our second episode, Clark and Clyde talk about a critical aspect of TAB pedagogy: room design. The physical learning environment and it's connection to creative learning experience and developing artistic behaviors are examined in this week's podcast. Check the photo's below for examples of learning centers, pop-up centers and learning provocations. Special thanks to bensound.com for providing the music in this podcast.

 

roomdesign1.jpg

IMG_9498.jpg

roomdesign3.png

In the Beginning….

In the Beginning….

October 28, 2017

In this episode Clyde and I discuss how we got started in Teaching for Artistic Behavior and other various rants and side discussions. Special thanks to bensound.com for providing the music in this podcast.

clydenClark.png