In the midst of what is a very hard time for me as an individual, I've been very grateful for my online community -YOU.
In times when things are good, I'm still grateful for this community. Through all of you I've learned more about how to design challenging lessons, bring empathy into the classroom, have a good sense of humor, and much, much, much more.
As art teachers, we are often the lone rangers of art in our schools. Being able to connect with like-minded educators on the web is a blessing. As a child of the technology age, I wonder how my predecessors did it without such community.
So, I want to give back and show my thanks. I'm going to host a little contest:
When I get a job, I'm going to zip all 300+ of my elementary school lessons plans and email them to a person selected at random who comments on this post. You are welcome to share the lesson plans with with your community as you like. This way, the sharing and love can keep on going.
Thank you for all of your support, and make sure you comment!