The Learner-Directed Classroom: Developing Creative Thinking Skills Through Art

Teachers who structure self-directed learning activities can facilitate effective differentiation as students engage in the curriculum at their level. Insights into reflective practice and strategies for assessment of learning. Attention to the needs of specific groups of students, including preadolescents, gifted and talented learners, boys, and those with learning differences.

Book features: guidance for implementing a learner-directed program, including advocacy, management, differentiated instruction, and resources. This book provides evidence-based, practical examples of how to transform the classroom into a creative and highly focused learning environment. In the learner-directed classroom, practicing art educators PreK–16 offer both a comprehensive framework for understanding student-directed learning and concrete pedagogical strategies to implement student-direct learning activities in school.

In addition, research-based assessment strategies provide educators with evidence of student mastery and achievement. Educators at all levels want their students to develop habits of self-directed learning and critical problem-solving skills that encourage ownership and growth.

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom TAB

This dynamic, assessment criteria, room planning, media exploration, user-friendly resource includes sample lesson plans and demonstrations, curricular mapping, photos of classroom set-ups, and many other concrete and open-ended strategies for implementing TAB in kindergarten–grade 8. Book features:introduces artistic behaviors that sustain engagement, representation, play, collaboration, such as problem finding, innovation, and more.

Provides instructional modes for differentiation, including whole-group, small-group, individual, and peer coaching. Offers management strategies for choice-based learning environments, design of studio centers, structuring time, and exhibition. Illustrates shifts in control from teacher-directed to learner-directed, examining the concept of quality in children’s artwork.

Highlights artist statements by children identifying personal relevancy, discovery learning, and reflection. The second edition of engaging learners Through Artmaking will support those who are new to choice-based authentic art education, as well as experienced teachers looking to go deeper with this curriculum.

The authors who introduced the concepts of teaching for Artistic Behavior TAB and choice-based art education have completely revised and updated their original, groundbreaking bestseller that was designed to facilitate independent learning and support student choices in subject matter and media. More than ever before, the latest strategies and structures for effective instruction, teachers are held accountable for student growth and this new edition offers updated recommendations for assessments at multiple levels, and new resources and helpful tips that provide multiple perspectives and entry points for readers.


Studio Thinking from the Start: The K-8 Art Educator's Handbook

Suggestions for using Studio Thinking for arts education advocacy. Sample templates for students to use as they plan, reflect upon, and talk about works of art. Full color mini-posters teachers can hang in their classrooms to illustrate each of the eight Studio Habits of Mind. Students of all ages can learn to think like artists! Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education changed the conversation about quality arts education.

Now, a decade later, this new publication shows how the eight Studio Habits of Mind and four Studio Structures can be used successfully with younger students in a range of socioeconomic contexts and school environments. Companion volume― studio thinking 2: the real benefits of visual Arts Education, Second Edition Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, and Kimberly M.

Photos throughout the book of Studio Thinking signage and activities, students making art, and student artworks. Book features: habit-by-habit definitions, classroom examples, and related visual artist exemplars emphasizing contemporary artists. Sheridan. Innovative approaches to assessment and strategies for implementation.


Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education

Studio thinking 2 will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education. Explanation and examples of the dispositional elements of each Habit, alertness noticing appropriate times to put skills to use, including skill, and inclination the drive or motivation to employ skills.

Praise for the first edition of studio thinking― "Winner and Hetland have set out to show what it means to take education in the arts seriously, in its own right. The new york times "this book is very educational and would be helpful to art teachers in promoting quality teaching in their classrooms. School arts magazine “ Studio Thinking is a major contribution to the field.

Arts & learning review "the research in studio thinking is groundbreaking and important because it is anchored in the actual practice of teaching artists …The ideas in Studio Thinking continue to provide a vehicle with which to navigate and understand the complex work in which we are all engaged. Teaching artists journal “hetland and her colleagues reveal dozens of practical measures that could be adopted by any arts program, inside or outside of the school….

This is a bold new step in arts education. David R. Descriptions of how the framework has been used inside and outside of schools in curriculum planning, teaching, and assessment across arts and non-arts disciplines. A full-color insert with new examples of student art.

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom

Illustrates shifts in control from teacher-directed to learner-directed. Offers management strategies for choice-based learning environments, design of studio centers, structuring time, and exhibition. Highlights artist statements by children identifying personal relevancy, discovery learning, and reflection.

Book features: introduces artistic behaviors that sustain engagement, play, such as problem finding, innovation, collaboration, representation, and more. To do the work of artists, think, children need opportunities to behave, and perform as artists. Provides instructional modes for differentiation, individual, small group, including whole group, and peer coaching.

The authors address theory, assessment, and advocacy in a user-friendly format that includes color photos of classroom set-ups and student work, instruction, sample demonstrations, and reflections on activities. Engaging Learners Through Artmaking. This dynamic resource details the philosophy, rationale, and implementation of choice-based authentic art education in elementary and middle schools.

The heart of this curriculum is to facilitate independent learning in studio centers designed to support student choices in subject matter and media.

Stitch and String Lab for Kids: 40+ Creative Projects to Sew, Embroider, Weave, Wrap, and Tie Lab for Kids 21

Parents, and facilitators will appreciate the easy, teachers, illustrated instruction and the curriculum-friendly format, homeschoolers, with projects that can be completed in any order. They will also experiment with string art,  yarn art, as well as finger knitting, pompom animals, needle felting, shibori dyeing, and cool wrapping projects.

Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Children will learn how to make custom looms to weave bookmarks, bracelets, and even a mini rag rug. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples.

Stitch samplers will teach the basics, and templates are included for plushies and stuffies. Kids are encouraged to make variations and personalize the projects to their own style and personality. In stitch and string lab for kids, embroidery, and weaving to string art, needle felting, art teacher and winner of the Netflix bake-off show Nailed It! Cassie Stephens presents 40+ inventive projects that explore everything from simple sewing, and yarn crafts.

Stitch and string lab for kids leads children, step by step, through a huge range of sewing and fiber art projects. Sewing projects include a drawstring bag, a sketchbook jacket, and custom plushies. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning.

Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers

Classroom management for Art Music and Pe Teachers. It provides the tools, no matter how unruly or out of control, and strategies you need to simply and effectively manage any classroom, tips, so you can focus on teaching, inspiring, and making an impact that lasts a lifetime. Teaching 400-600 students every week presents the ultimate classroom management challenge, one that if you’re unprepared for can bury you in a mountain of stress and misbehavior.

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking. Classroom management for art, music, and PE Teachers is a proven solution that will transform even the most difficult group of students into the peaceful, well-behaved class you really want.

Art for All: Planning for Variability in the Visual Arts Classroom CAST Skinny Books

Readers learn to set meaningful goals, customize instruction, measure progress, and engage all learners across grades. In this one-of-a-kind book, artist and teacher Liz Byron demonstrates how to design lessons and instruction in the visual arts using the inclusive principles of Universal Design for Learning UDL.

Art for all: planning for variability in the Visual Arts Classroom offers teachers classroom-ready advice on how to transform their practice in sustainable ways with UDL. This highly readable, useful book is filled with lots of takeaways and good advice for teachers about how to implement UDL practices, ” says Linda F.

They also discover ways to help all students appreciate and embrace themselves as artists. Liz is at her best when she shares, often with humor, her own misgivings and classroom trials and errors. Classroom management for Art Music and Pe Teachers. Nathan executive director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship, and a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking.

Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas

You'll learn how to:open and close each period in calm, orderly waysSet students up for success by modeling and practicing skills and routinesUse positive teacher languageEngage students more deeplyRefocus and recharge students with quick, fun, movement breaksRespond to misbehavior to get students back to learning Engaging Learners Through Artmaking.

Here you'll find practical suggestions, planners, charts, and examples from experienced special area teachers who use Responsive Classroom practices every day. Responsive classroom practices have helped thousands of special area teachers for more than 30 years. Classroom management for Art Music and Pe Teachers.


The Art Teacher's Book of Lists, 2nd Edition J-B Ed: Book of Lists

Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, graphic arts, painting, the book covers topics such as architecture, art websites, digital arts, museum holdings, readings, photography, Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists Contains new information on contemporary artists, the book is filled with vital facts, drawing, art movements, artwork, and more Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, and other references, data, and much more.

The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Engaging Learners Through Artmaking. Jossey-Bass. Classroom management for Art Music and Pe Teachers. A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, Asia, including the arts of Africa, and art movements, artists, Native America and other diverse cultures.


Management in the Active Classroom

Classroom management for Art Music and Pe Teachers. About management in the Active ClassroomA well-managed classroom almost runs itself. Students are focused and respectful, whether they are silent at their desks or active throughout the classroom--collaborating, discovering, experimenting, and creating.

Strategies are described in concrete language, illustrated through classroom examples, and illuminated by companion videos. This guide will equip teachers, to join inspired, whether veterans or brand-new, collaborative learning with a calm and thoughtful classroom culture. Engaging Learners Through Artmaking.

Jossey-Bass. This book is a guide for teachers who want their classrooms to run well in all settings, where students are self-directed and self-disciplined learners. It is a book of proven, practical strategies harvested from successful schools across the United States.