The Ultimate Checklist for a Teaching Position

You’ve probably been asking yourself: “How do I get a teaching job?” or “What is the process in getting a teaching job?”  Unfortunately for us, we’re in the same “job searching boat”.  However, you are most fortunate to be floating along with me, as I habitually tend to collect, organize and write everything that has happened […]

Contemporary Agreement: Redefining Visual Principles (without commentary)

1. Appropriation in the arts is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. It can be understood as “the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.” In the visual arts, to appropriate means to properly adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire form) of […]

Student Teaching at Bev Facey Community High

The first week of the teaching practicum at Bev Facey went very well.  I’m extremely pleased with the placement.  The school has a welcoming atmosphere and the staff have been great with helping me familiarize myself with the school.  One of the programs that really stands out to me is “Facey TV” which allows students to earn […]

Teacher Resources: Think Responsibly about Graffiti

Working on my final project for my curriculum class and stumbled upon this gem.  The article Graffiti Vandalism Linked to Urban Decay intrigues me.  If you read it, drop a line.  Or on any of these resources for that matter! The purpose of their site is to present safety issues of concern to the City of Calgary […]

Artist in Residence: Markus Alexander

Our APT class had the pleasure of listening to Markus Alexander this Tuesday. Over the years, as an expressive art practitioner and teacher, he has collected a wide array of knowledge and beliefs. I’ve wrestled with this notion of being a teacher and an artist at the same time. Do I leave my “teacher thoughts” […]

When there is “Flow”

Lately, I’ve been consumed with what exactly makes people “click”. It’s that connection that occurs within minutes of meeting a person that makes one think (or feel) like you have known them longer than the time that was allotted to the both of you. There have been few times where this has happened to me…but when it […]