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Advice for a fellow new graphic design teacher

Here’s an email sent to me yesterday: Hi Dawn! My name is Jeanne, and I am a new hire at an all boys school in [city removed]. I found your site and have to say you are a HUGE help to me as I am flying blind!! I have NEVER taught before. I am an […]

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Advice to a designer considering teaching

Here’s an email I received on Sunday: Hi Dawn, In my search for art & design teaching information, I stumbled across your website. I’m writing in hopes that I can get some advice from you. I’ve always been interested in teaching but never gave that career path a chance while I was in college. Now […]

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Remodeled class website

Last month I started building a class website for the coming year. I’ll be teaching web design and graphic design. I didn’t spend a lot of time planning the design ahead of time. I just wanted to start getting some curriculum ideas down, growing and narrowing the scope of each class. A week or so […]

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Creating a class website

Now that I have some sort of clue what I am teaching (actually, I was given little direction but pretty much free reign,) I’m building my courses for 2007-2008. I’m teaching thIee graphic design periods and two of web design. in coming years, the school hopes to offer intermediate and advanced classes. For now, I’m […]

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Two week-long project: poster for the high school play.

I’m starting a new project today at both the middle school and the high school. In groups of 2 or 3, they are being asked to create posters for the high school play, “School for Nerds”. I began today’s class by showing overheads of posters for Amadeus, Hairspray, and Grease. I led a discussion about […]