The Fourth R

The Fourth R

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Most people are familiar with the “three Rs” in elementary education. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are accepted as basic skills that increase in difficulty from preschool to elementary and secondary …

A Teachable Insight

A Teachable Insight

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There are times when one is inspired to change how one teaches a lesson that for years has been successful. I have used the knobbed cylinders for years to introduce …

Extensions for Grace and Courtesy

Extensions for Grace and Courtesy

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When teaching 9-12 year old children I discovered that a simple, direct, sincere, and tension-busting way was needed to express one’s ownership of mistakes. Children often laugh when something goes …

The Importance of Acceptance

The Importance of Acceptance

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It is safest to assume that all art made by a child is the best she/he can do at that moment. It is to be taken seriously just as one …

Will All My Students Want to Be Artists?

Will All My Students Want to Be Artists?

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A primary/elementary art program would serve as platform for those who, in the future, might seriously pursue a career in art. The value of an art program rests more in …

On Allotting Time for Art Education

On Allotting Time for Art Education

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Montessori Art Education works when the principles and practices are followed. Time is critical to the success of an art program. We have about nine years to make sure each …

Art Into Life

Art Into Life

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The MAM curriculum is designed to encourage children to develop their own highest level of skill to make and appreciate art. The following poem by a six-year-old student of mine …