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. 208 - Exploring the National Standards: Connect
This is the third episode in a series of Everyday Art Room podcasts that explore the national standards. Today, Nic gets a variety of voices to come on the show to talk about the Connect standard. Listen as they discuss how students can meet the Connect standard, why we should be utilizing personal experiences, and the importance of voice and choice.
Resources and Links Follow Ann, Corbie, Renee, and Michelle on Instagram View the NCCAS Conceptual Framework NCAS Visual Art Standards At-A-Glance View the PRO Learning Pack on Implementing the National Standards
Ep. 207 - Exploring the National Standards: Respond
This is the second episode in a series of Everyday Art Room podcasts that explore the national standards. Today, Nic gets a variety of voices to come on the show to talk about the Respond standard. Listen as they discuss how students can meet the Respond standard, the numerous activities that can be done in the art room to help students respond to work, and why your students might just need to have a debate about abstract art.
Resources and Links Follow Ann, Joseph, and Lindsey on Instagram View the NCCAS Conceptual Framework NCAS Visual Art Standards At-A-Glance View the PRO Learning Pack on Implementing the National Standards
Ep. 206 - Exploring the National Standards: Create
This is the first episode in a series of upcoming podcasts exploring the national standards, and today, Janet Taylor joins Nic to talk about the Create standard. Listen as they discuss when and why the standards changed, how we can break them down, and why your teaching probably lends itself to meeting the standards more than you might think.
Resources and Links View the NCCAS Conceptual Framework NCAS Visual Art Standards At-A-Glance View the PRO Learning Pack on Implementing the National Standards
Ep. 205 - Fiber Arts: Sew a Softie
Nic always loves working with (and talking about) fiber arts. Today she is joined by Trixi Symonds, founder of Sew a Softie, for a wide-ranging conversation about teaching fibers to kids. Listen as they discuss Trixi's books, fostering a passion for art, and how to build community through sewing and fibers.
Resources and Links View Trixi's Instagram and see the Sew a Softie Facebook page Check out the Sew a Softie YouTube channel See the Zenki Way and the Sewing Simple Softies books View the Sew a Softie website
Ep. 204 - Working With Special Olympics Minnesota
Nic has been working with Special Olympics Minnesota recently to design a poster series that will be in elementary schools across the state. Today, she talks to Nick Cedergren and Katie Howlett about Special Olympics Minnesota, the importance of inclusion, and the goal of making activities accessible to all students.
Resources and Links View Tess's Instagram See Special Olympics Minnesota on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Facebook You can follow Nick on Twitter as well Click here to order the posters Nic discussed
Ep. 203 - Bridging the Kindergarten Gap
Teaching kindergarteners is always a challenge. But what does it look like this year, when many kindergarteners are coming to you with no experience ever being in a classroom? Listen today as Nic and Lindsey Moss talk about helping fine motor skills and foundational art experiences, as well as Lindsey's new "1-2-3, A-R-T!" YouTube series.
Resources and Links Subscribe to AOEU's Youtube Channel Teaching Kindergarteners About Primary Colors Learning to Love Kindergarten Check out the Rethinking Kindergarten graduate course
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!
Perfect Resource for art teachers
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!