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Creative Lesson Planning: Drama

When I ever have time to really think out a lesson plan, I try to get as creative as possible. I try to find ways to get the students truly psyched about the experience. And this, in turn, improves their chances of actually retaining the information. I’m going to back up here and give you […]

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Things Students Do That Secretly Crack Me Up, Part 1

My students do stuff all the time that secretly cracks me up tremendously, but I have to be stern and enforce the rules. Especially with 7th period high school art. Like one time, about twelve students were still just outside the door as the tardy bell rang. Apparently one person was blocking the doorway. Within […]

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Proud of my students, proud of myself

Reposted from previous blog, dated October 12 2006. This was our eighth week in my school district. During the first week of classes, I had my middle schoolers and my high schoolers do pre-instruction drawings of another student. Then I taught them drawing skills using tons of hands-on activities based on the lessons of some […]

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Starting Anew

I used to have a pretty big blog called “I’m the Boss of Me” when I was a freelance designer. “Dawn’s Brain” was my design portfolio. Now I am a full-time art and drama teacher, so I thought I’d blog about teaching instead. This is where I will journal my experiences as a teacher from […]