Everyday Art Room, with Nic Hahn, is a look into the world of elementary art, offering advice, stories, and ideas to improve your teaching.
Ep. 163 - Building Emotional Awareness
Emotional awareness always plays an important role in the art classroom, but perhaps more this year than ever before. In today's episode, AOEU writer Sarah Krajewski--author and illustrator of the new book Exactly You! The Shape of Your Feelings--joins Nic to talk about how students (and teachers) can be more in touch with their emotions.
Resources and Links Order Exactly You! The Shape of Your Feelings Visit Sarah's website View all of Sarah's AOEU articles
Ep. 162 - Taking On a New Role
In a teaching year like no other, we are all taking on new responsibilities--some we maybe never dreamed of doing. In today's episode, Nic talks to Leah Keller, an art teacher from Wisconsin who is working as a 3rd-grade teacher this school year. The first part of the interview is from the beginning of September, and the second part is a follow-up to reflect on the first month and what Leah has learned throughout this unique start to the year.
Resources and Links 5 Amazing Teachers Making the Most of This School Year Why You're Not Alone This Year Wisconsin's Virtual Fall Conference Information WAEA Conference Facebook page
Ep. 161 - Feeling Like a First Year Teacher
So many teachers are struggling through this year, and as Nic says in this episode, so many people are feeling like they are in their first year of teaching once again. So what is her best advice to those feeling this way? Listen to your own words. In this episode, she has a list of advice that applies to everyone who is teaching right now.
Resources and Links 5 Amazing Teachers Making the Most of This School Year Why You're Not Alone This Year Moving On to Online Teaching
Ep. 160 - Finding Positive People
It's hard to be a teacher right now, and we know all of the reasons why. One thing that can help, however, is surrounding yourself with positive people. In today's episode, Nic talks about finding a community that can help you thrive. Listen as she discusses her administration, her colleagues, social media, and friends, and how they all help her with their positivity.
Resources and Links 4 Ways to Spread Kindness During a Crisis Positivity, One Sticky Note at a Time How to Spread Positivity Through Art
Ep. 159 - Using Everyone's Favorite Word
We are all proud of our names, and as teachers, we know the importance of using our students' names (and their correct pronunciations). In today's episode, Nic talks about the power of names, the fun that comes with nicknames, and how being vulnerable when learning names can help build relationships.
Resources and Links Pronouncing 'Ngo' videos are here and here Name Art Designs The Perfect Game to Learn Students' Names
Ep. 158 - Continuing the Conversation
In today's episode, Nic takes a look back at the past months and everything that has happened since the death of George Floyd. Her reflections today cover how she reacted with the podcast, online, and in her own life. Listen as she discusses her willingness to listen and learn, her realization and acceptance that she would make mistakes, and how she wants to continue to take action.
Resources and Links Untamed by Glennon Doyle Derrick Adams A Perspective from Minnesota (Ep. 145) Using Art to Help Our Community (Ep. 147) The Importance of Equity (Ep. 149)
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You’re not alone
This podcast (and all of the AOEU community and resources) are not only great for getting the creative juices flowing and bringing innovative ideas into the classroom, but it reminds you that you’re not alone. In a system that is more focused on politics and how it “looks on paper” - as it is in my state at least - the arts are usually an afterthought, which can leave you as the teacher feeling very discouraged and forgotten. This podcast, and the Art Ed Radio podcast remind you that you’re not alone and what you’re doing does make a difference.
I'm a stay at home mom turned art teacher for the first time this year. I graduated from college in 2002 and am a little nervous to start my first ever teaching job. I am so thankful for all your tips and tricks. You are so real and I appreciate that so much!
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Cassie is such an inspiration as I go on my art teacher’in journey. She has so many practical tips and ideas on teaching art. I love how cheerful and positive she always is. Teaching art to hundreds (or thousands in my situation) of students is not an easy job so it’s so helpful to have the support of other art teachers willing to share what works for them!