Motivation and Discipline

Throughout my teaching practice I try to model my behavior to be the person I want my students to become.  I want all my students to feel that they are in a safe and nurturing environment where they are encouraged to explore their creativity.  Mistakes are meant to be learned from. By setting limits and expectations students are empowered to make choices.

Objectives

  • To provide students with the opportunity to develop creative skills and competency in materials and techniques with multiple visual art media.
  • To stimulate and train visual awareness, perception and critical thinking skills
  • To make connections between art and historical and contemporary cultures
  • To empower students to discover and develop visual expression through the analysis of their work and the work of others.

Student Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Be prepared.
    • Be on time with all necessary materials
    • Ready to work
  • Be respectful.
    • To classmates and instructor
    • Raise hand for assistance
    • Work in a manner which is not distract others
  • Take care of all tools and materials.
    • Participate in clean up
    • Use tools and materials for intended purpose without waste
    • Return items to their appropriate place

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Prepare developed and organized lessons
  • Model appropriate behaviors
  • Focus on strengths and positive behaviors
  • Establish consistent and fair consequences