As John Steinbeck once said, ”I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit”. Art has always been an essential part of my life. I have a passion to teach others what creativity really is. Creativity is not something that one is born with but rather a way to draw from all aspects of who we are, that is what makes creative thinkers and creative doers. Ken Robinson one of my greatest hero said, "Being creative is not a purely intellectual process. It may draw on all areas of human consciousness: on feelings, intuitions, and being playfully imaginative, as well as on knowledge and practical skills". I deeply believe that students should also have a say in what they learn. As Elliot Eisner said “ The ultimate aim of education is to enable individuals to become the architects of their own education and through that process to continually reinvent themselves.” Allowing students to have choices allows them to have ownership. It makes students feel like education is really for them, that they get what they want and in return you get students whom are more willing to listen and be fully engaged in the process of making and learning. As an educator one of the most wonderful aspects of teaching is that as I get to see my students learn, I am always learning along with them. I look forward to my continued growth as an educator.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2015)
Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences with an Art K-12 Endorsement