• Sparks

    Thoughts, opinions, lesson plans, ideas and inspirations.

    October 12, 2018
    Clearly I must get more consistent at blogging The last year has been a whirlwind of...
    My first teaching job was in a little school in Devonport on Auckland's North shore. It's a...
    January 17, 2018 · 1
    Does it really matter??? I recently spoke to a student that was feeling 'frustration' with her...
    "Show us something we haven't done before" During Holidays and celebrations, my instagram feed...
    To begin with... Three short stories. Back in 2008 the first iPads started to come out. I...
    January 8, 2018 · 1
    "I feel like an art unit has succeeded if all the student work is unique" Before I start......
    December 6, 2017
    To begin with... (A Disclaimer) My journey to being an Art Educator, was slightly different...
    November 26, 2017 · workshops
    Workshops All of the workshops can be presented as 2 hour, half day, or full day sessions. 2...
    October 24, 2017
    In some cultures red means love, in others it means hate, in some national pride, and in some...
    October 21, 2017
    What works for you So, obviously I'm not the first person to write about this. There are books...
    April 18, 2017 · art,Teaching,Education · 1
    I always shudder when I hear that question Every lesson students ask me those three words. Even...
    April 5, 2017
    Teaching Jewellery making without making bracelets and necklaces Last year I attended a...
    April 5, 2017 · 2
    As close as you'll get to a lesson plan around here One of the first units I created, when...
    April 4, 2017
    Warm ups Being more aware of ourselves and our environment is always an area of priority and...
    April 4, 2017
    I am a big believer in letting the environment envelop you. I think if you set up the room right;...
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