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Identifying Obstacles 3:41
The Role of the Art Educator 12:03
The Life of a High Schooler
Stressors and Concerns 19:34
Environmental Factors 3:55
The Role of Mental Health 4:27
In the Art Classroom
Creating an Environment that Promotes Positive Connections 9:27
The Role of Empathy in the Art Classroom 3:15
Connecting to Student Interests 10:15
Project and Strategies Designed for Connection
Weekly Questions 3:35
Altered Books and Other Projects 7:11
The Speak Project 5:56
Outside the Artmaking
The Role of Empathy Outside the Classroom 2:45
Taking Care of Yourself First 7:52
More Ways to Connect 5:16
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
4 PD Hours
1 Learn a variety of strategies to engage and support students in the art classroom.
2 Explore how to build authentic connections and create an empathetic environment.
3 Gain unique lesson ideas that incorporate student interests and foster community.
In this PRO Pack, Jenn Russell shows art teachers how they can connect with secondary students and foster a sense of community in the art classroom. She offers practical strategies for relationship building and developing authentic connections with students. This Pack also includes relevant projects that utilize student interests and demonstrates how to use artmaking to explore and discuss issues that matter to them.
11. Relationship Building
A. Builds rapport and positive relationships with students
B. Creates and maintains an environment of respect
C. Maintains self-control in challenging situations
A. Develops lessons, units, and/or centers that connect with student interests and backgrounds
D. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
With an impressive amount of visual overstimulation and color, Jenn Russell welcomes her students into her art room at Hebron High School in the Lewisville Independent School District. She loves jokes of the popsicle stick variety, chocolate, tchotchkes, and color (did we mention that?). She is a newly minted and still lost on a daily basis mom to a little boy named Nate, or #ARussellSprout as he is known to his followers. When she has time, you can find her reading, dabbling with pencils or in the great Texas outdoors with her camera.