On YNF Entertainment Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, everyone has encountered an exceptional arts teacher. Great teaching is an art form. ArtScene the Podcast reveals their inspiring tales.
If teaching is an Art Of Great Teaching, what are the secret ingredients that enable exceptional teachers to be so successful and likable? Michael Bell, QACPS Fine Arts Supervisor, has started a new podcast to find out and tell the stories of these teachers. Each month, episodes of ArtScene the Podcast discuss gifted teachers of the visual and performing arts “who can turn moments into movements.” With RSS distribution across multiple platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and more, you can listen worldwide on anchor.fm/artscene or on Spotify.
Art Of Great Teaching
Cassie Hosler, QACPS 2022 Teacher of the Year, opens the first episode on February 1 with an emotional look back at her life before she became an award-winning Art Of Great Teaching at Church Hill Elementary School. Cassie Hosler shared that she wanted to be an Art Of Great Teaching, yet her mom said – Never become a teacher. She also stated that she will never forget that moment, and at first, she listened to her.
Amber Wright, the QACPS 2020 Teacher of the Year, discusses in the second episode of March 1 how her approach to teaching dance students, producing All-State dancers, and becoming a dedicated mother has been shaped by stepping outside of her comfort zone to inspire change in others.
Wright said that it very well may be the difference in the way they see the world, how they see dance, or how they see themselves.
ArtScene reveals how teachers inspire confidence and belief in their students and what role emotions play in learning.
According to Michael Bell, whatever emotional state you are in while you are learning becomes linked to what you learn. These educators are adept at connecting with students, demonstrating their genuine care for them, and fostering an atmosphere conducive to their success. Regardless of whether you truly care, that is the first lesson a child learns from you as a teacher.
In episode 3, Betsy Babylon talks about how she won the Outstanding New Music Teacher of the Year award from the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) in 2023 and how raising a child with autism helped her develop this “magical ability to reach every student, no matter their ability level.” Students who have never played an instrument before learning the techniques Babylon uses to run a successful middle school Strings program.
Ringer explained that these podcasts are little sections in an educator’s a lot bigger story — their identity as craftsmen, guardians, and battles they’ve defeated as teachers. Most of the time, people only see the big awards, so nobody knows about these smaller chapters. However, the real victories begin within these brief chapters, in the little-known interactions that make all the difference between teachers and students. He wants to tell these stories and highlight our talented teachers at the same time.
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https://anchor.fm/artscene or listen on Spotify.