I have recently started listening to the Cult of Pedagogy podcast and, as a trainee teacher, I have found loads of the information, tips and insights on there really useful. The Cult of Pedagogy podcast is a great resource for those starting out in teaching, and from some of the conversations and questions on there I’m […]Read more "Cult of Pedagogy Podcast"
An art keyword challenge for getting pupils into mixed pairs. Good to use as a starter or plenary too! Get the Keyword (Starter/Plenary) Activity for Art here. Use the resource to test your pupils knowledge on keywords and techniques. One half of the pair has the keyword, the other has the example. Mix up the […]Read more "Art keyword challenge!"
Posters with inspirational quotes from famous artists – perfect for your art classroom. Inspirational Artist Quotes posters for the classroom. “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh “Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them […]Read more "Inspirational Artist Quotes"
Make sure your lesson observations are concise and appropriate by using this Observation Template form for trainee teachers. Click here for the Lesson Observation Template Guide. A record sheet I’ve put together for trainee teachers who are observing classes. I’ve used this for secondary school observations. Includes questions you should ask yourself when observing in […]Read more "Teacher Training Observation Form"
This was a starter lesson which introduced new keywords: Abstract and Expressive. It taught students that they can create drawings which aren’t ‘life like’ and focused on improving observation. The students had already tried continuous line drawings but only briefly, so I expanded the idea and spent around 25 minutes on this activity with the class. […]Read more "KS3 Art Lesson – Continuous Line Drawings"