Archive for May 7th, 2018


In Appreciation

May 7, 2018

Happy Week, Teachers!

If I could drive all over the state this week and provide every teacher with an apple, I would! I’d say THANK YOU and let you know how much I appreciate the work (and play) that you do each day providing an excellent arts education to every learner!

I hope that your week includes at least one celebration that’s all about you! Perhaps you have a full week planned to celebrate yourself and your colleagues. Pat yourself on the back and yelp so loud that I can hear you – from your school to the Maine Arts Commission!

If you’re interested in letting others know about how grateful you are for someone who supports the work that you do or perhaps someone who has inspired you in the past, you can record your story.  All week long Teacher2Teacher is collecting stories of gratitude.

Click here to record your own message thanking a teacher whose influence, guidance or support made a lasting impression on you and your practice.

You can listen to examples of messages recorded by other educators by scrolling to the bottom of the page. I recorded a message thanking all of the visual and performing arts teachers in Maine and a special shout out to the Teacher Leaders and the Teaching Artists Leaders from the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative.

Have a great week and be sure and do something nice for yourself and your colleagues!


In Today’s News

May 7, 2018

Fabric Artist

Photo by Gregory Rec

From today’s Maine Sunday Telegram, the Source section an article about an artist who works with clothing and discarded fabric by turning them to other clothing and other items. He started his work in 2008 by teaching himself to sew. This is an inspirational article that you may wish to share with your students about Jared DeSimio.

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