This class was a delightful dessert to have right in the middle of my oh so bitter school schedule. As a student, artist, educator, and cultural producer…this class really filled my mind up with ideas that I can work with for years to come. The best part about it..is that it was not text book blah blah knowledge…hehe…but it was shared information from my peers. Imagine if everyone (like EVERYONE) took 3 hours a week to share super useful information amongst each other. In the beginning I was feeling salty about having to do a presentation every week, but it was the best thing ever now that we are ending.
At the start of the semester, I felt I didn’t have time to be the artist I once was (now dealing with all of the education jazz)… and this class was a breath of fresh air. This class inspired and reminded me every week to take time for myself and also taught me how to start to find the balance between being a cultural producer and educator…and not necessarily as 2 seperate roles, but also merge them into one. Each one of us brought something so individually sweet to the table every week, and I just want to say how helpful it was, Thank You 🙂
This is me saying YES! We all can be Revolutionary Educators
EVEN THOUGH IT IS HARD TO CHOOSE ONLY 5….Yes only 5…. Here it goes!
1. Inflatables… (I think this was a giving because of how I acted…one tape 🙂 LOL)
…..Mackenzie always brought some earthy element to the table, and I am down for that movement. The activity was great because it showed how group collaberations can be fun…and the outcome even FUNNER!…and I know..that is NOT a word. “PARTY IN THE INFLATABLE”
2. Shadow Puppets… Maryam and her shadow puppets…oh how I love thee. Shadow puppets never seemed so fun. What a great lesson to use, technique, performance, and collab… awesome. “POW”
3. Drea’s presentation: A lot of times the only way I see what a teacher does is if I google their name…because teachers sometimes are really quiet about their work, and her presentation was really inspiring. I felt cool that my teacher was doing something so righteous in my surrounding communities. When she talks about her work, her passion for her work is clear…and that makes me want to be as passionate about MY work when I speak about it.
4. Meaghan and her boo Robin Rhode 🙂 … hehe. What a great artist that is actually COOL to kids! You can take so much from his work, and use it in so many different lessons.
5…. I really can’t pick a 5th one… every week I took SO many notes in my sketch book because there was just so much good stuff… BUT i WILL say…I appreciated Katie’s talk about mediation, yoga, breathing, ect. Lately I have felt like a different person because of my work load, and it was a reminder and another push to breathe…and keep going. Living in the present is crucial… but its so damn harm. Excuse my language…but aren’t we always think about everything… past, present, and future…SHeesh it’s hard out here. Thanks for the reminder… we all need to remember to breathe and relax, “Get ‘cha mind right”.………Thank you everybody… You all rocked my world.