Saturday, March 30, 2013
Being an Advocate for the Arts While Traveling
This week is my Spring break, and now that I'm at the end of it, I realized how much I needed to empty my mind for a brief time and re-collect my thoughts. After time with my daughter (and my feet up), I looked back at some previous article I had written and realized I did not post my Arts & Activities articles since December!
My January issue involved how to be an advocate while traveling. I originally wrote the post to describe ways to promote your students' work and the importance of your art class with the school and local community. One of the may negatives I have heard from teachers who travel is that they feel unappreciated and hidden away in their schools. The reasons vary; some say it's because they do not feel like they have a place in their school, or that they are so overburdened with their schedule, they don't have time to share their curriculum.
In my Arts & Activities article, I focused on ways you can advocate for the arts without overdoing your schedule. This article was based on one of my earliest posts in this blog, which you can visit here.
How are you an advocate in your schools? What have you found to be the most successful in promoting your art program?