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Kristin Vanderlip Taylor

Early/Middle Childhood Art Educator, NBCT / September Mentor

Monthly Mentor Posts

  • Finding time for our own artistic practice (or, play!). As teachers, we know that “summer vacation” is often a misnomer; we spend much of that time “off” engaging in our own professional learning, attending district-sponsored PD, or planning for our upcoming classes. And once school starts, we don’t stop any of this - it’s ongoing, on top of our instruction. That’s just the nature of the job. But it’s important to remember that we need to take time for ourselves - even if it’s profession related! Read on
  • Getting to know who’s in your art room. The first weeks of school are always so hectic. Everyone just wants to start making art - including me! Whether I’m working with young students or university adults, establishing time to learn about each other is one of the most important things I’ve learned. Read on
  • Feedback and reflection: starting right away. Even though the school year is just a few weeks in, I knew that one of the most important things my students needed to practice right away was giving and receiving meaningful feedback. I am using the Studio Habits of Mind (SHoM) to guide my planning, instruction, and assessment, and “reflect” is one habit I know will be an integral part of everything we do. Read on
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