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Hello all!

I'm a new member of your group, from Houston, Texas, USA. I am a high school Visual Arts teacher, teaching students aged 14 - 18 years old. I teach drawing, painting, basic sculpture, clay, basic printmaking, some photography and also Advanced Placement (college-level) Art History. I have been an art teacher for 13 years. I try to travel as much as financially possible, and was lucky enough to get a government grant to spend four weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico this past summer, and received a Fulbright-Hays to go to Morocco for 6 weeks during the summer of 2009. I joined this group since my students will be participating in a Street Art/ Graffiti lesson in the Spring (2011). 

 

For abit more about me, my photography website: www.horsephotoguy.com and my travel blog: Traveler Unaware

 

I'm excited to get to know everyone!

 

Angela Guy

Comments (6)

TJAŠA MILIJAŠ said

at 5:26 pm on Dec 9, 2010

Hi, Angela

I teach English (the compulsory subject) and Philosophy for children (en elective subject). This year I have a group of 11 girls from grade 8 (about 13 years). The topic is Ethics. Instead of using the studen'ts book (Matthew Lipman's Ethical inquiry) I chose this project. During the lessons, which are in Slovene, we read a story or ask questions and then the whole group' discusse the matter. We started wit "defining" some conceprt. Girls tell what do they think and give arguments and examples. For eample: writing graffit - is that good. Is it bad? Is "bad" really the opposite of "good"? Is it "not good" the same as "bad"? What makes you think so? My role is just to keep the conversation, help them out if necessary, make sure there is no insulting involved and to teach them to think and give their arguments, to accept other people's ideas even if they don't agree with them, and so on. It's very interesting. I may not get the words right in English, it made me think too. Since graffiti "tell" a lot, we can discuss a lot and students can learn to build their system of values (they're just the right age).

Warm regards ,
Tjasa

sasa@... said

at 1:21 pm on Dec 10, 2010

Hi Angela and Tjaša,
Angela - thanks for posting your intro here! I checked out your photography site and travel blog and see that besides art, your passion is also horses. :-) I happened to be in Morocco too in the summer of 2009 - attending the annual iEARN conference in Ifrane. Which part of Morocco were you in?
Isn't it nice how we approach the graffiti topic from different angles here - linguistic, philosophical, artistic?
Hugs, Saša

Angela Guy said

at 3:06 pm on Dec 13, 2010

Oh my gosh Sasa!!!! I was in Morocco at the very same time and was actually at the same university the iEarn conference was at (well, at least we were there when we weren't traveling around Morocco - our "home" base was the uni in Ifrane but we traveled ALL over Morocco)!!! I met several of the iEarn Conference attendees... I don't think we met though... did we? I tried to go to one or two of the conference meetings, but our Arabic and history classes conflicted. Small world!

Angela Guy said

at 3:09 pm on Dec 13, 2010

Tjasa - VERY interesting. How do you explain/tell the girls to think about "bad" is the opposite of "good"? Or how is "not good" the same as "bad" (or not)? I guess what I am asking is for more concrete, specific discussion topics or questions that you might ask the girls? This sounds very interesting, maybe something I'd like to add to my graffiti lesson/ discussion... but I need more direction from you as to HOW to ask or discuss... Make sense? Thanks! - Angela

sasa@... said

at 9:05 am on Dec 21, 2010

LOL - small world indeed, Angela dear. See - our paths were meant to cross one way or another. :-))))

TJAŠA MILIJAŠ said

at 10:50 pm on Dec 28, 2010

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