Saturday, June 11, 2011
a huge thank you to all the blogging art teachers
At the end of the year, I had accomplished half of my goal of posting at least weekly, but I didn't yet have the second half: parent followers. Hopefully there were parent and student visitors to my blog, they just didn't click "follow." I posted my blog address in several school newsletters and asked classroom teachers to link my blog to their classroom blogs, so I'm hopeful for next year!
The highlight here is this - I had one of my most inspired teaching years of my entire 19 year career, thanks to the art teacher bloggers I have found this year. I just hit 90 followers and 30,000 page views, and have significantly enhanced my portfolio of lesson plans by seeing what all is going on out there in the art teaching world. Talk about best practices! I am comparing my lessons to similar ones from teachers around the globe and tweaking my own by learning from you guys. I feel that my sharing is being appreciated by others who give the nicest comments. It has been one of the most rewarding things I've experienced professionally, and I hope you all feel the same way.
I will continue to write for the parents and students and hope that some day I will get a local following... I teach at an amazing school with great support for the arts. Until then, I will continue to enjoy sharing with all of you dedicated, talented, savvy, and most of all COOL ART TEACHERS!!!!! Thanks so much for an inspired year in the art room. - Hope