Artistic Thinking Process #2
I had a moment of clarity yesterday. It involved what I feel like is the most important structure of my teaching, my Artistic Thinking Process. I realized that it sucks, or at least could be improved upon.
The big issue - I'd been teaching steps where I needed to teach kids what questions to ask.
To back up - the Artistic Thinking Process, or ATP, is the structure my entire curriculum is based on. It's a process and set of strategies I use to teach creativity. It's the process I have students follow in every art experience I plan for them, starting out the year with me selecting the strategies used in each stage of the process and constantly scaffolding to ending the year with students using the process independently.
Here is how it looked as of yesterday:
I realized two big things:
Here's the new and improved version:
I am now sooooooooo excited for this school year!!!!
8/11/2018 06:20:18 am
8/11/2018 07:23:34 am
Thanks, Melissa! I love the revisedArtistic Thinking Process! Have a great year!!!!
8/11/2018 07:23:56 am
Looks really good, it’s important for students to know that those reflections happen throughout each process.
8/11/2018 07:26:03 am
Your top ATP has guided me in the past and when I re-read it this morning I couldn't imagine any improvements. Maybe a little resistant to change? BUT I do love the reflection piece moved to ongoing. I don't begin school for another 2 weeks and have put off planning until now - this is a great place to start! Thank you <3
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