|The Premio Dardos Award|
The Premio Dardos award is a virtual award sent as a ‘gift’ from one blogger to another as “recognition for the creativity, effort and dedication” we each put into our blog. The award originated in Spain around 2008-2009 and has been sent from blogger to blogger ever since.
If anyone can tell me what the name of this award means, please let me know!
To accept the award, you simply:
- Link back to the person who nominated you (which I already did above)
- Display the award icon (also above), and
- Nominate others whose blogs you admire for these qualities.
Jodi at The Small Art Teacher Blog - You won't often find complicated projects using fancy materials here, but instead, you'll frequently find incredibly charming drawings by children, with terrific captions by Jodi. We should all spend more time doing what Jodi does with her students - giving them a simple prompt and encouraging them to think and express themselves creatively through drawing. How empowering!! Thank you Jodi for reminding me what is really important in art class! Scroll through her older posts, and I guarantee you will find yourself smiling uncontrollably.
Cassie at Cassie Stephens - I have a girl-crush on Cassie. She is the art teacher we should all aspire to be. She dresses like Miss Frizzle (from the Magic Schoolbus books), which means that her fashion coordinates with artists and geographical locations being studied, with the holidays, the weather, etc. You name it, she has an outfit for it, often thrifted and sewn or embellished by her. Her students must look forward to seeing her outfits each day. But it doesn't stop there. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and her art lessons are fabulous, and her student work shines. I would want to be a student in her class. I can't imagine she'd ever have a discipline problem, because she is so incredibly engaging. Who wouldn't want to participate? If you haven't happened upon her blog yet, go there. NOW.
Mrs. Impey at Art Room 104 is a newer blogger. She has been working really hard to meet the demands of new regulations associated with NY's adaptation of the Common Core and new evaluation and assessments etc., and has shared much of her hard work on the blog. Her posts are very thorough, thoughtful, and informative, and I was glad to have the opportunity to meet her in person at our state conference in November.
Christie at Fine Lines - I feel a certain kinship with Christie. I like the thought process that goes into the planning of her lessons. Everything is done for a reason; no frivolous lessons here! I seem to find myself frequently pinning her art lessons on my Pinterest boards.
Mr. R at My Messy Art Room My bloggy friend Mr. R. doesn't write long complicated posts, but he's got charm and humor that shine through in a few brief words. When he posts student artwork, it is always exemplary. Plus he likes to cook!