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The Art Teacher's Handbook is a practical guide to help you teach art better in schools regardless of which educational phase you're working at. It is twenty years experience as a Head of Art, Advanced Skills Teacher  and Primary Art Teacher condensed into 267 pages of of advice. New sections on taxonomies, pedagogies, questioning techniques, GCSE art teaching, Primary Art Coordinators, art skills advice and LOTS LOTS more!


Chapter 1 The Philosophy of Teaching 
Define and develop your own teaching philosophy from investigation into: pedagogies, learning styles, teaching styles, metacognition, lateral thinking, multiple intelligences, ripples, Taxonomies; Blooms and Blooms revised, SOLO, Active learning, Self Directed Learning, the artists learning model.

Chapter 2 The Art of Questions 
What is a question-based art model and how is it different? Why is questioning so important to raising attainment? What do the experts say? Responses to professional questions, top down teaching, why do we need questions, essential questions, creating questions, flow charts, exploring materials using questions, scamper, questions to support learning.

Chapter 3 Teaching Art 
This chapter covers the real bones of teaching art; understanding the creative cycle, observation, still life, teaching skills; drawing, contemporary drawing, painting, printing, otherskills, developing your student's ability to think of ideas and be creative, knowledge, understanding, evaluation for learning, application of art.

Chapter 4 Planning Projects
Describing how to develop detailed schemes of work that tick all the boxes for attainment in art: choosing outcomes, assessment, selecting a theme, integrating learning objectives, success criteria, mapping curriculum, stimulus, homework, starter activities, plenaries. Develop projects on any theme with confidence.

Chapter 5 Personalised Teaching & Learning
Looks at adapting your teaching methods to suit your learners needs; the current climate, differentiating, supporting less able, extending and enriching, changing thinking habits, behaviour management, sketchbooks, lesson observations.

Chapter 8 Computers in Art
Using computers, software, IWB, mobile technology, online galleries, twitter, iPads in art, Apps, using a computer for design, computers for learning, examples of using ICT.

Chapter 9 Art History
Make art history interesting and fun with an art timeline game, formal elements activities, art essay, body language game, what are you thinking, describing game.

Chapter 10 Teaching GCSE’s
Support and advice on getting the best out of your students: using data, systems, selecting students, art materials, planning, projects, assessment, standardisation, getting higher grades, intervention, target setting, sketchbooks, art exam, C/D borderline, moderation.

Chapter 6 Primary Assessment
Fully revised with photos of pupil's work at all years and progression targets
The new changes; what have the dfe and ofsted said about assessment, learning to assess art easily and comfortably without levels, the MIKE model, the NSEAD model, practical assessment to the new standards, giving feedback, classroom assessment strategies, PLUS there is also included detailed progress descriptors for each year in kS1, and 2 that provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of the skills and techniques you need to teach each year, there are also photographic examples of pupil's work from EYFS to Year 6.

Chapter 7 Secondary Assessment
Fully revised with photos of pupil's work and a full progression model
The new changes; what have the dfe and ofsted said, NAHT recommendations, the new curriculum compared to the old, ensuring coverage, MIKE model, the NSEAD model, practical assessment to new standards, feedback, summative and formative assessment, PLUS there are also year on year progress descriptors for KS3 that are built around exemplar GCSE success to provide you with differentiated pupil learning targets, there are also photographic examples of pupil's work from year 7 to year 9.

Chapter 11 Coordinating Art in Primary
. Help and advice on managing primary art; introduction, the store, art audit, art materials, managing the art coordinator's role.

Chapter 12 Gifted & Talented, Baseline Testing and SEN
Types of G&T, strategies for teaching G&T, a practical baseline test for assessing gen- eral ability in art.
Understand you pupil's SEN needs more fully; what is school action? school action plus, literacy, ADHD, autism, discalcula, dispraxia, dislexia, EBD, MLD, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and teaching strategies to help them learn better.

The book also contains lots of free files:
• Art history exercises and activities as well as literacy in art.
• A full year by year assessment in art progression guide
• Art activity sheets with new how to do lino printing,
• Drawing lessons,
• iPad Apps in art presentation,
• Posters and SEN support exercises and lots more


the Art Teacher's Handbook

  • Please be patient when downloading the file. It is a large file and can take sometime to download. It comes as a Zip file so I'd recommend you download to a PC. Please email me if you have problems.