“Why are you an art teacher?”
“Why are you a tech teacher?”
I’ve been wearing a smock and/or working from a computer lab for decades now, and I still get asked that question. A lot.
I suppose it’s because I’m such a geek. I’ll walk into a classroom (I used to be one of those “art on a cart” teachers – it’s not as bad as it sounds) and while the students are finishing their paintings/drawings/etc. I’d show the classroom teacher how to find a Discovery Education Streaming video that matches their state curriculum or how to set up a free blog so they can post their daily homework assignments.
I love teaching technology, but I also love teaching art, and in this day and age I don’t think I can really separate the two.
So that’s the purpose of this blog: for me to ramble on about art, education, technology, and any combination of those I can manage.