This week’s Art Teacher Of The Week is Karen Jo Bailey. Karen joins us from Birmingham, Alabama. Karen has been teaching for 20 years and has her Master’s Degree in Art Education and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working with students in Pre K through 5th grade.
Karen received her formal education at the University of Alabama where her favorite art professor made a lasting impression on her.
When asked what she likes best about teaching art she said,” My favorite part about teaching is the “freedom” in lesson planning. I have conditioned myself by teaching with picture books from early on. To see the children (no matter what their age) “light” up with excitement and motivation is the best part. I go into teaching a lesson (reading a chosen book) with zest and spunk and then see these traits reflected in my student’s eyes. I know I did a great job if I got everyone to participate!”
Click below to get Karen’s Three Snow Bears Lesson Plan.