Teaching Philosophy

Creating Beloved Community

What does it mean to be free? Free to question, free to explore, free to imagine, free to create… What would it take for all students to feel free? I think it starts with being in community with our students. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. imagined a “beloved community”, conceptualizing a world where people would bond on the basis of shared humanness.

 

Spotlight on Us

Art 180 Teen Program

Showcasing students' photography work from a co-constructed Art 180 summer program for teens in a collaborative book format. In collaboration with MJ Minutoli and our students (listed).

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Mockup courtesy of freepik

#CanWeTalk

Online Unit 

This unit was developed as a collaborative reflection on the Mending Walls RVA mural project to help people more deeply engage with their communities and each other.

This is How We Care

2nd Grade Art Unit

Students worked together to demonstrated their understanding of how their individual identities and experiences relate to one another in order to foster positive self and community images.

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Art by Natalie (Midlothian Senior)

Visualizing Community

High School Graphics Unit

This unit was developed as a collaborative reflection on the Mending Walls RVA mural project to help people more deeply engage with their communities and each other.

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Imagine More

Digital Game Creation 

The objective of Imagine More is to obtain the necessary elements of a truly inclusive, anti-ableist, antiracist, multicultural, feminist classroom (i.e., the ideal classroom) by weaving through three different rooms that each represent a key focal point of the ideal classroom.

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In collaboration with Bitsy.org

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Art by Isabella (Midlothian Senior)

Affect in 3D

High School Studio Unit

This unit was developed in collaboration with Kerry Christman as an anaglyph poster making project with high school juniors and seniors to explore the impact of visual communication.

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