Deep, Rich, Wide & Timeless [2013 ALT/space Retrospective]

ALT/space is about the work of artists who teach in schools, communities and prisons. ALT/space contributors advance the teaching artist field by writing specific, concrete, and powerfully personal stories about what they do and how they do it. 2013 on ALT/space gave us a deep, rich, wide, and timeless swath of stories about teaching artist […]

Now You’re Really Speaking My Language | Victoria Row-Traster

After a year off to take care of my new baby daughter (thank you United Kingdom and your awesome maternity policies!) and I was excited to get back into the classroom. Before I could start the in-school residency, however, there was a one-week training program where myself and other teaching artists from the National worked […]

Alone We Can Do So Little | Victoria Row-Traster

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller It was during my Master’s Degree at New York University that I learned of the new a career path called Teaching Artistry. And, after working with various arts organizations around the city, I was offered the position of Curriculum and Publications […]

Taking Away the Chairs | Victoria Row-Traster

Upon reflection, I recently discovered that the challenges I faced at the beginning of my career as a classroom teacher ultimately prepared me to become the Teaching Artist I am today. It was during my first teaching post as a drama specialist at a high school in the North of England.  I had just earned […]

Teaching Artist to Actor Teacher: UK to US and Back Again | Victoria Row-Traster

Stepping off the plane at Heathrow Airport, I have returned home. For now, forever… who knows? First, my family and I need to find a home base, but second – what I am going to do for work? This is the second time in my life I have relocated across the Atlantic Ocean and arrived […]