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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Assessment Implementation

How to Give Authentic Assessment for Online Learning

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Awards
Relationship Building

4 Ways to Celebrate Your Students at the End of the School Year

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Professional Learning

How Taking a Graduate Course Is Saving Me Right Now

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Assessment Design

Art Teacher Answers for Advanced Placement Portfolio Questions

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Relationship Building

Student to Student Advice for Online Learning

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Media & Techniques

How to Maximize Creativity When Teaching Online

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Curriculum Design

How to Teach AP Art and Design Classes When School Is Closed

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Relationship Building

The COVID Chronicles: 10 Takeaways From eLearning

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Engagement

What to Do When You Have to Switch to Remote Learning

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Gratitude
Professional Practice

The Lies I Tell Myself as a Teacher

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Creativity

3 Ways to Play in the Art Room

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Curriculum Design

How to Build Your Curriculum Without Risking It All

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article