Last week I was on a cart, yesterday I was going to have art in the library, and today...I haven't heard yet.
During this time of uncertainty, there is only one certainty that I have. I intend to continue to advocate for my Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB; Douglas & Jaquith, 2018) philosophy and studio, no matter the situation. The TAB philosophy consists of three guiding principles: What do artists do? The child is the artist. The classroom is the child's studio. Diane Jaquith (2020) also reminds us that "TAB is a philosophy, a way of approaching your art program in which every decision is made is with the intent of developing artistic behaviors and moving in the direction of full student independence." Indeed I can teach with a TAB philosophy this year because it is how I approach and make decisions for my art program. So, how will I approach the three guiding principles in this "new normal"?
What do artists do?
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