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Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn’t trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions. I thought that I […]

Homeschooling: how to teach multiple grade levels

interview with mom from amber kane on Vimeo.   Throughout my years of teaching I”ve always taught more than one grade level at a time, which requires a balance of group instruction along with differentiated instruction, as a home schooling parent it’s likely that you have several children all in different grades levels. My mom, […]

What are schools for?

While in 6th grade I remember being required to have a huge three ring binder, and in this binder, we need to keep every single paper given to us. We were told that this was to prepare us for middle school.   I hated the binder, pages would rip, and soon every page had ton […]

Homeschooling, You don’t have to do it alone

auditing an AP Course from louise kane on Vimeo. As a child, I spent a lot of time playing school with my neighbors… I of course, was always the teacher. There were workbooks, worksheets, and projects involved in our pretend school, however, if I remember correctly ,  homework was optional. Sometimes in life, there just […]

AP Art: What is the difference between the 2D design portfolio and the Drawing portfolio

the difference between the drawing and 2D portfolio from louise kane on Vimeo. 2D and Drawing Checklist 2D Design   I want to explore photography in the class I like looking at and creating abstract art I”m interested in fashion design I enjoy working with mixed media I like to play with pattern I”m always […]

5 myths about teaching 1 truth

When it comes to teaching, there can be many things that distract or take away from our most important objective, which is to facilitate student learning. It’s important to stand up for your beliefs and fight to make changes to improve the educational process; however, problems arise when we as educators allow these distractions to […]

uncovering the real mission statement behind education

No one goes into teaching because they’re excited to teach to the test. They start because they love kids They’ve been told that they’re gifted at teaching They had a great teacher that changed their life and they want to do the same Teachers go into teaching to touch lives, they are then pushed, pulled, […]

don’t fight for arts education

warning. this may seem like an odd message coming from an art teacher fighting for the arts in schools might be a bad idea and it’s likely a waste of your time. don’t get me wrong. i’m not saying that art shouldn’t be in schools. i’m a high school art teacher. i’m saying that you […]

Confessions of a teacher who doesn’t believe in public education

i became a teacher, because the desire and ability to break concepts down into tiny bits of information was born into me. i became a teacher because everyone told me that i was good at it. as a teenager there was a waiting list to have me as a swim lesson instructor. i became a […]