Have any of you ever checked out on Pinterest to see how many things have been pinned from your own blog?
For me, the most pinned post was all about the Glitter keys DIY.
Second place has been all art projects which I think is great--up until I saw this:
Are these moms completely out of touch? This poster was made to show students HOW TO STAY IN THE LINES. How in the frick does this HINDER their creativity?!?!?
Anyone that teaches Kinders will tell you they have the attention span of a nat. They will and do, hurry through everything. The words "I'm Done" fly out of their mouths quicker than you would believe because they already want to do the next thing.Teaching them "No White spaces" teaches them to color SLOWLY and stay in the lines! That's a bad thing? I think not!
Most schools operated on "colors" often "flip your card" behavior charts for the younger grades. Smiley faces is the most easiest way for them to identify where their stand with their behavior, so why is coloring any different?
There are numerous art blogs I follow that have entire NO NO bulletin boards dedicated to things they don't want children to draw etc etc I am NOT a teacher that does that. What's a no no? Well in some art teachers eyes, this means No "Broccoli" trees, no stick people, no putting the sun in the corner of your paper, no drawing birds as the letter "M". Get my drift? I would NEVER do that to my students. I can vouch that many teachers esp on the blog world DO do this. To me, now that is HINDERING a child's creativity!
Can't win. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Pretty sure I went to college, I got the art education degree, therefore I know what is and isn't hindering to a child's way of learning to color properly!