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Race, White Privilege, Gender Pronouns: Resources, Essays and Books

Race & Racism:

But That's Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, by Gloria Ladson-Billings

Children are not Colorblind, by Erin Winkler
Are We Raising Racists?, by Jennifer Harvey
Re-Thinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Loving Blackness as Political Resistance, by bell hooks

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race, by

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January 12th, 2017 0 comments Best Practices / Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Professional Development / Reflection

Cool Resource: Liz Lerman’s Critical Response

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process- a brief overview used at the Marwen Winter 2015 Teaching Artist Retreat

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process is a widely-recognized method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. In use for over 20 years, the Process has been embraced by art-makers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras,

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December 10th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Cool Resources / Critique / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom / Uncategorized

The 8 Forces that Shape Group Culture

Expectations- Recognizing How Our Beliefs Shape Our Behavior

ex•pec•ta•tions |ˌekspekˈtāSHəns| noun: A set of strong beliefs surrounding future outcomes and anticipated results. As a culture shaper, expectations operate as “belief sets” or ‘action theories’ that influence our own efforts in relation to the achievement of desired goals and outcomes with respect to our teaching. In this way, expectations not only set our course, but also act

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October 9th, 2015 0 comments Best Practices / Collaboration / Cool Resources / Critique / Peer to Peer Activities / Student Driven Classroom / Student engagement / Teaching Artistry

Actively Listening and Building Trust with Students

Tips To Encourage the Development of Trust 

Make communication positive, clear, and specific.
Recognize that each individual sees things from a different point of view.
Be open and honest about your feelings and accept others feelings.
Ask questions for clarification on an issue.
Learn to listen. Allow time for the student to talk without interruptions.

Active Listening Skills

Active listening is an essential skill. One

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October 2nd, 2015 0 comments Best Practices / Cool Resources / Professional Development / Reflection / Student Driven Classroom

Active Allies

Engaging With Youth As Active Participants and Accountable Community Allies
On June 11th, 2015, I had the pleasure of sharing my teaching practice with Marwen staff and teaching artists. I was able to discuss the people, resources, conferences, and approaches to teaching that have had the most impact on my own praxis. My biggest take away from that is that Marwen continues to be a

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July 7th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Professional Development / Reflection / Spotlight: Alumni / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: Stages of Adolescent Development

Three stages of adolescence - early, middle, and late, are experienced by most teens, but the age at which each stage is reached varies greatly from child to child. These different rates of maturation are connected to physical development and hormone balance, neither of which the child can control. Adolescents should be treated as individuals and any guidelines should be adapted to the particular child.

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May 6th, 2015 0 comments Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Professional Development / Student engagement

Cool Resource: 96 Acres Education Initiative- P is for Power Toolkits

96 Acres is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that address the impact of the Cook County Jail on Chicago’s West Side. We aim to generate alternative narratives reflecting on power, and to present creative projects that reflect the community’s vision of transformation.
Mission
96 Acres is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that involve community stakeholders’ ideas about social and restorative justice

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February 12th, 2015 0 comments Collaboration / Cool Resources / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: Time Management Strategies

TIME MANAGEMENT

At last week's Winter Pre Term Meeting, teaching artists practiced a strategy called "think- pair- square" and shared techniques and ideas regarding time management in the studio. Here is a resource that was shared and discussed:

Helpful ideas for planning pace and progression of the day and the term:

Explain to the students the exact learning intentions (outcomes) of the day, demo, exercise, activity

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January 16th, 2015 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Best Practices / Cool Resources / Meeting our students where they are / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom

Cool Resource: ArtsConnection- The Creative Learning Loop

This great resource comes from ArtsConnection in NYC.

The Creative Learning Loop
Check out these links! They include a simple yet brilliant articulation of artistic process in the classroom- The Creative Learning Loop

Establish Clear Criteria
Facilitate Peer Feedback
Provide Opportunities for Revision
Repeat!

From the ArtsConnection website:

Formative Assessment in the Arts
Artistic creation in all art forms is an iterative process:  collaboration, critique and

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November 20th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Assessment / Best Practices / Cool Resources / Critique / Peer to Peer Activities / Professional Development / Student Driven Classroom / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

Cool Resource: KQED Art School

My new favorite website- KQED Art School. Ok- it's not new- but new to me! Check it out and let me know what you think. Here's just three of many super cool videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDePyEFT1gQ Elements of Art: Line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJBl23no0Qg#t=59 App Art with Franky Aguilar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m23otH5cFsY Printmaking with Favianna Rodriguez KQED Art School: Art School is a video series for people who want to learn about

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October 9th, 2014 0 comments Cool Resources / Teaching the conceptual / Teaching the technical

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