About the Author

Janet Taylor

My name is Janet Taylor, and I teach high school art in the western suburbs of Chicago. I have taught a little bit of everything including drawing, sculpture, ceramics, darkroom and digital photography, jewelry/metals, play production, adaptive art, as well as all three portfolios of AP Art and Design. I totally geek out in developing Choice-based curriculum and believe that by guiding students through their own creative process, they are empowered to create unique and meaningful artworks.

I received two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Iowa (one in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in set design and one in Studio Art with a painting emphasis). After spending ten years in NYC and Chicago working as a Scenic Artist, I returned to my passion of teaching and received a Masters of Education from DePaul University in 2010. I have taught in three different school districts, including Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs.

In my “free time” you might find me playing games, going for hikes, reading together at the library with my husband and two kids, or oil painting or collaging in my back porch studio. I am thrilled to be part of the AEOU team and look forward to engaging conversations with all of you amazing art educators!

Posts by Janet

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David Opdyke
Curriculum Design

7 Contemporary Artists to Support Advanced Students

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Visual Journal
Engagement

9 Things I Learned in the First 3 Weeks of Online Teaching

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Canvas and google
Curriculum Design

How to Use Canvas and Google Together

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Slide from presentation
Differentiation

How to Set Your AP and Advanced Students Up for Success

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
teacher writing in notebook
Advocacy

Making Decisions for YOU in the New School Year

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Professional Practice

8 Tips for New Teachers This Year

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Nature Sketchbook
Media & Techniques

4 Creative Concepts to Reconnect with Nature

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Student artwork
Curriculum Design

Rethinking Art Education for the Better

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
student artwork
Differentiation

How to Support Student Voice in 4 Steps

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Art supplies on a table
Engagement

How to Use the Creative Process to Support Online Learning

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
PB&J
Professional Practice

How to Rethink Creativity When It’s Gone Missing

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
using google slides for remote critques
Assessment Implementation

How to Conduct Remote Critiques in 2 Easy Steps

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article