Sunday, August 12, 2012

New blogs & bloggers = new ideas!


(These 2 photos have nothing to do with this post. I just like starting a new post with a cool photo, and I'm sure you've never seen these from me. They were both taken by me, from a helicopter, during a family vacation in Alaska, in, I think, July 2005. It was a wonderful trip.)

Now onto the purpose of this post: I've been reading some new/different art teacher blogs recently, and have made some additions to my blogroll. Some are newish bloggers and don't have many followers yet, and I think they deserve your attention. So here's a few for you to check out, in time to gather new ideas for the start of the school year:

From Australia: Art With Mr. Hall - Joe has only been blogging since June, but there's some awesome student work posted and I think you'll be impressed! Plus it's nice to add another male blogger for a change. Welcome, Joe.

Mrs. Impey at Art Room 104 is another new blogger, just started in July, that is really worth checking out. Like me, she is from northern NY state, and in her posts she has presented a lot (really a LOT!) of information about what she is doing to deal with new regs - SLO's, assessment rubrics, APPR/Common Core Pre and Post-Assessments... you get the idea. Problem is, there isn't anyone commenting, and she only has 2 followers so far (one of them is me) so I'm thinking perhaps you don't know she's there yet. Which is a shame, because the info she has posted is SO valuable and timely. Definitely worth your time to stop and read.

Anther new blogger, from Ohio, is Paintbrush Rocket. She's gotten a little head start on followers due to a recent post by another blogger. The artwork posted is lovely and I can't wait to see what she'll be posting once school is back in session. Definitely check her out!!

Another blog you may have missed, though she's been around since I think January: Rainbow Skies and Dragonflies (a woman after my own heart, it seems). There's good stuff there; stop and visit!

Not a new blog, but like me, maybe you'll get a kick out of Cassie Stephens' blog. She is an art teacher, but you're not as likely to find lesson plans here. Instead, you'll find out how to dress like an art teacher! Cassie shops vintage and must be the "Miss Frizzle" of her school. Her "what I wore this week" blog posts really make me smile, even though I could never get it together to dress like she does.

I guess that's enough to keep you busy for a while! I'll close with another Alaska helicopter photo:

9 comments:

  1. Thanks Phyl! I was going through all of the links to the blogs you had posted about and lo and behold I came upon mine! I'm glad you enjoy it! I was just telling Mrs.Impey from Room 104 that I had found her blog from a post on your site! Your blog has been a real inspiration to myself as a beginning blogger as well as many of us I'm sure! Thanks for always sharing your ideas and expertise! :)

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    1. You're welcome! Blogging is much more fun when you. Know someone is reading it, plus theconverstion is so valuable to art teachers, who don't always have colleagues they can share ideas with. Hopefully you'll get some new readers.

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  2. Thanks for the posting Phyl! I've been following your blog for a while via Pinterest and love your ideas!

    As a side note, can you really not see my labels and blog archive??? :( I wonder if I'm doing something wrong because I can see them when I go to my blog...hmmm...

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    1. They are showing up now! Don't know why they didn't earlier, but I'll edit my post.

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    2. Okay, phew! I still haven't quite got the navigation down of blogger yet so I figured it was quite possible with all the different browsers out there! Thanks again for the post!

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  3. Hi Phyl, I've also been following you for ages and have just gathered the courage to start my own blog at Dream Painters. I've only been up a week, and already I can't imagine how I managed all these years without pininterest the blogs of fellow art teachers!

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  4. Thanks a bunch Phyl : ) I'll be sure to check your other recommendations too. There is so much great inspiration floating around cyberspace!

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  5. WOnderful! I have been MIA from the blog world, but I always check in with a good friend. looking forward to the new adventures of Phyllis Brown. It is weird to go back to school. Many people right now wishing they were in your shoes. Enjoy every minute of your trip.

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  6. Fantastic! I love Cassie's blogging style. She is truly an inspiration.

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