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Jun 24, 2015

Confession: Sometimes I can be a snob, an art teacher snob. It took me a full day and a half of my AP teacher training to start to get over myself and stop saying in my head, “This doesn’t apply to me. I don’t teach THAT kind of stuff in MY class.” When I actually think about it and reflect, I realize a lot of my resistance comes from my own insecurities, that little voice inside of my head that says, “I’m not good at drawing or painting”. However, once I started to get into the process, I began to really enjoy myself; I even finished my 2 creatures project! I think it’s really important that teachers don’t forget what it feels like to be a student, to feel uncomfortable, to try new things, and to (re)learn to trust the artistic process. This doesn’t mean I’m fully cured of my snobbery, but I am trying… #PracticeWhatYouPreach

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