Final Reflections

What worked?

All of the collaboration with the teachers and students.
-Monica Skylas, visual arts teacher

Lots of writing in the journal.
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

Collaboration, open discussions with artist, art teacher, and classroom teacher. The students worked well with our visual artist and we worked well brainstorming and planning art projects.
-Kira Jones, 6th grade teacher

What did not work?

Not enough time in reflection. We need to schedule it more closely, not every session.
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

I would have wanted to work more closely with art teacher and visual artist in preparing students to begin portfolios, and journal entries. However, by the time the artist wisited the classroom, I was more involved in portfolio collection and journal entries.
-Kira Jones, 6th grade teacher

What questions do you still have?

Do we have to stay with the same identical topic for next year and how do we use the students who weren't in the proceeding class working on the new projects?
-Monica Skylas, visual arts teacher

What materials will work again?
What if we try something new?
Are there other areas the teachers want to explore?
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

How will we build upon what students in the 4th and 5th grade have learned. I have some ideas that will include photography, we will need cameras.
-Kira Jones, 6th grade teacher

What new ideas do you have?

More conversation with students at the end of the projects-critique perse.
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

I really enjoyed learning about interactive presentations. Students "wearing" messages on t-shirts. Additionally, I appreciated the logs, journal entries on the story (hidden agenda).
-Kira Jones, 6th grade teacher

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