Chicken or the Egg? A Math Integration Tale | Malke Rosenfeld

I recently had the opportunity to have my teaching work critiqued by a group of colleagues.  They viewed a ten-minute video I produced which illustrated what success looks like in my classroom. The feedback I received was all at once enthusiastic, thought provoking and puzzling. I teach elementary students the elements of percussive dance and […]

Read, Write, Respond

It’s been nine months since ALT/space moved online, way back in August 2011.  Since then we’ve been writing regularly, weaving together our stories with reflections, observations and questions about our individual Teaching Artist practices.  We’ve also been using photos and videos to illustrate and elucidate that which words cannot. We have shared past and present […]

The Other Half

One thing that impresses me about the writing on ALT/space is the sheer scope of the stories collected here.  Even in what are still the early months of occupying our online habitat, a widely drawn picture is emerging from multiple personal narratives about teaching artist work and realities. On the one hand, there is Spoon […]

Teaching Below the Surface: Harnessing the Power of Tape

In posts on my own blog I have espoused my enthusiasm for using simple floor tape to manipulate and encourage physical exploration of an environment.  It’s a powerful tool for teaching below the surface, something that makes a bigger impact when you don’t talk about it because it’s just there.  The Reggio Emilia approach says that environment is the third […]