University of South Carolina at Lancaster
My Personal Philosophy on Teaching Art
Even though I am experienced in using diverse art media and studio processes, I am eager to learn and practice more. It is important for me to read and research so that I can be knowledgeable about multiple cultural art forms, past and present. I am definitely dedicated to making the visual arts accessible and meaningful to all students of all ages.
I feel that I am proficient in engaging students with a variety of learning styles and being sensitive to the needs and interests of individual students. By means of professional development, I have become adept at using a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate teaching and learning. However, I am open to new ideas.
I am actively involved in NAEA and state art educational organizations where I am a presenter on a regular basis. Being an advocate for art education helps me articulate the importance of student learning in the visual arts to a variety of audiences.
Finally, as a reflective practitioner who keeps up with current literature and best practices, I will continue to create art because I am an artist as well as a teacher.
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