I want to wish you all a wonderful new year filled with many adventures and amazing teaching. Enjoy the teaching moment, try not to stress out too much and remember that less is more sometimes.
I have been away a bit from blogging since moving to China. Getting onto social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WordPress has been extremely challenging due to censorship laws. I have managed to find a way around this as do all the rest of expatriates living in this gorgeous country.
I love my new role as Principal and have been quite fortunate to have a great group of teachers to work with. What I love about my job is that I have the freedom and power to create an amazing school and although a work in progress, I know it will get there. I am truly being an artist here by moulding and creating my vision to reality!
Here is the great news. My school will need an elementary art teacher for next year. If you have ever wanted to teach overseas or already do so and want to move on, have experience with UbD, and the inquiry model plus Common Core, are extremely creative, a team player, positive, think outside the box, challenge your students to be magnificent inside and outside the classroom, love what you do and have a great heart, then I want to hear from you! Library experience would also be a bonus but not a must.
China is a wonderful country with so much to see and do. The city I live in is by the coast and very beautiful. My son and I love it here and feel very safe. The school has amazing facilities and staff is great. Situated between Shanghai and Beijing, travel opportunities abound.
If you want more information please email me directly at ale.sartroom(@)gmail.com
Have fun in your classrooms and happy teaching. You are fabulous!
I am now living in China! It has been hard to find a way to blog from here but I finally figured it out. Now that I am somewhat settled in my new place and school I can start blogging again. Lots of art lessons and ideas coming soon to get you back into school mode.
I’m excited about this new school year and I hope you are too.
Hi everyone! How is the end of year craziness going for you? Between all the cleaning, doing inventory, saying good byes and packing up your art room, don’t forget to stop and look back at all the amazing projects and inspiring lessons you taught this past school year. Give yourself a huge pat on the shoulder for all those wonderful art displays, art shows, and artistic flavor you gave to make your school a wonderful place. You are awesome –do you know that?
I wil do a little bit of celebrating myself for two reasons:
1. I have accepted a job to be an elementary principal in a gorgeous school in China! Totally unexpected but I strongly believe things happen for a reason and we attract everything into our lives. There is a reason I should be doing this now so I embrace it completely. Am I nervous? Absolutely! Excited? Of course!
2. My second reason to celebrate is that my little ‘ol blog here has been nominated for a Fascination Award. More specifically, the nomination comes thanks to the post I wrote : ‘Paper Mache Greek Vases in grade Seven‘ which apparently has created a lot of discussion, comments and views. I am so a excited and honored because even though that was a long project to do, it has to be one of my favorite lessons because it was a collaboration with the social studies teacher and helped my students connect art with another subject.
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Have a great summer everyone, and take time to re-energize and take care of YOU for a change.
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