I am grateful for the opportunity to teach creative expression, problem solving, high expectations and perseverance to the next generation. I believe visual art is an integral part of 21st Century Skills and STEM education.
I am a wife and mother of two children who always inspire me more than anyone.
1.Establishing purpose and intention
2.Building basic skills (artistic skills and techniques)
3.Encouraging acquisitions of domain-specific knowledge
4.Stimulating and rewarding curiosity and exploration
5.Building motivation, especially internal motivation
6.Encouraging confidence and a willingness to take risks--mistakes and dealing with mistakes in a positive way is encouraged
7.Focusing on mastery and self-competition
8.Promoting supportable beliefs about creativity
9.Providing opportunities for choice and discovery
10.Developing self-management (metacognitive skills)
11.Teaching techniques and strategies for facilitating creative performance