I know you. I know you because I am just like you. We are the art teachers. We are the people at work that do weird things like paint with kids. We are hard to classify because we have such a diverse number of students. We aren't typically a tested subject. No one ever calls out to the art teacher unless they need a paintbrush or someone on cafeteria duty. Non-Art Teachers don't understand our jobs. Admin do not typically understand our jobs. Sometimes not even the Music Teachers get it.
It's the mystery of being an art teacher that made me decide to create The HeArt Teacher. I wanted to be a resource to other Art Teachers that feel somewhat directionless. I wanted to be a lighthouse for all of the Art Teacher ships in a sea full of "Gen Ed Teachers."
Before I explain more about The HeArt Teacher, let me first be clear on what I'm not.
- I am not a resource for awesome lesson plans. There are so many wonderful teachers out there (like my fav of fav's Cassie Stephens) that specialize in showing teachers how to execute the coolest art projects ever. I don't need to add to it...and to be honest, most of my lessons center around or are influenced by people like Cassie.
"...think of me as the "Operations" in the art room person."
Instead of coming to me for lesson plans, think of me as the "Operations" in the art room person. I live and breathe organization. I actually enjoy cleaning my house and classroom. Nothing is more gratifying than seeing labeled bins that hold brand new materials. I literally get giddy when I talk about procedures in the Art Room. Yeah..I'm that Art Teacher.
Want ideas of how to organize your art materials? I'm your gal!
Need an awesome, made just for art teachers school planner? I gotcha!
Want to know how to get kids to use messy materials with less chaos and more work time? I've got a few suggestions for you :)
I want to be a resource for all the art teachers that just need some help. I want to spread some art teacher love your way because you need love. We, art teachers, need help every now and then and it's nice to know we aren't navigating that great big teaching ocean alone.