This year is my second year... I have been surfing waves of delight and frustration as I revise, plan and modify our studio centers. I believe in TAB, I trust that it is a pedagogy that has my students best interest at heart. As a mommy of four, it is how my children learn with their art teacher, Maryellen Picker. I see the excitement they display on days that they have art. They light up when they bring home their creative artworks, and I love seeing the windows into how they think and design. For my students, I have deeper, more meaningful relationships with them because I see them through their art. I have met up with some wonderful TAB art teachers in the St. Louis area, and I frequent the Midwest TAB-Choice Facebook group for support.
Everyday is new. To make things go more smoothly in the planning process, I have created this plan sheet. It is a culmination of different artist statement, reflection forms and other plan sheets that I have seen on pinterest and TAB groups.
I want to share it, in case it may be something that may help you. There are 2 plan sheets, one that integrates elements of art and another that integrate the principles of art. I have provided links to the google documents so that you can print them out. I have used this recently and have been happy to see how it guides my students thinking. As I ride the waves and try to balance on my surf board, I may revise again and again, but here is my first draft. Enjoy.