Empowering English Language Learners | Elise May

Since 2005, I have been using theatrical voice techniques to help ESL/ELL students creatively overcome their fears of performing in English.  My main program goal is to have English Language Learners become as confident expressing themselves in English as in their own native language.  Theater is the perfect medium to overcome communication insecurities and build […]

Foundations on Failure | J. E. Johnson

On the last Monday morning of the DECATS[1] camp I walk across St. Theresa’s Catholic School campus with a knot in my stomach and my head throbbing with anxiety.  Failure seems assured in all three of my classes. I am teaching two “big project” classes, Sand Power and Gears and Gravity, and most of my […]

Making New Ideas | Jeff Redman

Our second January series here on ALT/space was inspired by an interesting confluence of December submissions from our contributors. Completely independent of each other, four of our writers sent in a story relating a can’t, not, or aren’t in relation to art making. This is truly the beauty of ALT/space for me — how our […]

Head Spinning | Kate Plows

Recently, my friend Charlotte gave me some advice.  Her pottery was selling much better than my own, and I asked about her secrets.  When she started talking, I politely interrupted her to ask if I could take notes.  She agreed. My fellow Teaching Artists, take heed of Charlotte’s sage wisdom: Context:  Charlotte is seven.  She […]