Myths of TAB: Students don't learn skills or grow, they just do the same thing over and over.
Fact: The choices made by students in a TAB classroom are very individualized, so each student has a unique experience.
Second Fact: Doing the same thing over and over is how mastery is achieved!
What success looked like in my classroom this week:
Choosing to redo paintings created during the first weeks of school because they know they can do better being able to see how far they've come.
Collaborating to make something that is beautiful and functional - and that you can bring home to shoot sparklers with over Memorial Day weekend!
I'm an high school art teacher who's really interested in student choice and creating opportunities for self expression. I'm also a writer for The Art of Education and co-author of The Open Art Room.