The teacher clearly communicates beliefs about teaching, learning, and the role of education in ensuring access and equity for all students.
- Clearly communicates a realistic vision or stance (personal philosophy) for a learner-centered education
- Seeks opportunities to discuss beliefs with colleagues
- Uses reflection and inquiry to clarify and challenge beliefs
- Is confident and open about beliefs
- Demonstrates practices that support espoused beliefs and communicates them to others
- Articulates the importance of an equitable education for all students
Classroom Management Philosophy / 2013
Maine Arts Education Association (MAEA)
Spring Conference / April 2013 / UMaine
I attended the MAEA Spring Conference in April 2013. Dr. Kerry Friedman’s keynote address left me reflecting about my experience as an art teacher at Massabesic High School. Many of my drawing students were very fascinated with manga and a few would draw their preliminary sketches in that style. I never discouraged this and enjoyed their creative response to getting their ideas on paper. Bringing alternative art into the classroom is just as beneficial as an exposure to traditional arts, both are extremely essential to how we perceive and view art. I want my students to know that their art-making is never wrong.