Snow Angels, Silence, and Finding Places of Freedom in the Classroom | Debora Broderick

Before class one day, I watch my student Jessica fill in what appears to be an abstract shape on mylar with black sharpie, and I can’t help but wonder what she’s drawing.  I can’t quite see it yet, but she shades with concentration, ignoring her classmates who chat across the tables.  Class begins with general […]

Between the Rattle and the Ease: Art’s Role in Teacher Education | Debora Broderick

A few years ago one of my students, Ally, said something to me that sticks with me to this day. As she was trying to explain why making art is so important to her, she paused thoughtfully and said, “Art forces people to think and feel.  It rattles and eases the mind.”  Ally described her […]