Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Black-Eyed Peas Belong in Every Classroom

Image grabbed from
Probably one of the most interesting and inspiring posts I've ever read was on a blog I follow by This Brazen Teacher, a blogger and teacher of fourth grade art. She (I think) is wonderfully articulate about art, art education, and education today and, while navigating her meanderings in this edu-world, has gathered and shared warm as well as chilling insights. With dismay from this small corner of the educational community, I read that she is leaving her Ohio classroom for graduate school. (Makes me sad that the best of the best so often tend to escape, readily FLEE from the classroom for so many obvious HELLO! reasons.) Yet as the public so often reminds us, we are overpaid for the long vacations we get. So GO,  Ms Brazen, and with providence we shall get you back, stronger and louder, in these miserable yet loving trenches where the kids so call for you.
OK, so. With that long digression, I now give credit to this same educator for sharing the Black-Eyed Peas song "One Tribe" as combined with a lesson needed in all classrooms. DO visit This Brazen Teacher's blog  to see what she has done (scroll down to the image with the "play" button on it), and consider what YOU may do with this same jingle in your classroom, workplace, home, studio, ad infinitum.
Between her creation and this one on You Tube, I'm thinking we can not let this one go:
JustSayNo2Hate and "One Tribe."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Art House Co-op

I was just introduced to the Art House Co-op website; the link is in the list to the left, but the site needs a special recognition here.  So many ideas are to be gleaned from this site!  Again, if I were still in the classroom.....

The Sketchbook Project: 2011