For the past two years, 2018 and 2019, we have conducted the largest survey of K-12 art teachers in the United States. Our goal is to share what it means to be an art teacher in the 21st Century.
Well, for 2020 we did it again! In December 2019, over 1500 art educators from each of the fifty states answered questions about everything from how they plan their lessons to educational initiatives to how often they feel “burned-out.”
For the third year in a row, we are thrilled to share all the results with you. See the “top ten” most insightful takeaways below. Then, download the full report with all thirty-six questions here.
Top 10 Most Insightful Takeaways from 2020
1. Social and Emotional Learning is critical.
2. We have a lot of responsibility.
3. Ready? Set? Go!
4. We know money doesn’t grow on trees.
5. On a scale of 1-10, on average, educators chose a 5 when it comes to student choice.
6. We can’t keep burning the candle at both ends.
7. The earlier the better.
8. Our resumes are robust.
9. There are peaks and valleys.
10. You are not alone.
This is just a snapshot of all the facets of being in art education. Don’t forget to download the full report for even more insight. Most importantly, keep on doing what you are doing for you and your students.
The 2019 State of Art Education
The 2018 State of Art Education
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