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Dialogue with Students

Communication with students is important for students' success in the classroom. Clear communication can bring much more than good grades; it can help a student relate to the content that is taught. 


Dialogue with every student is important! This NPR article suggests ways to get quiet students talking in the classroom.

This Edutopia blog by Allen Mendler explores more basics for having a positive, open dialogue with students. He states the importance of conversation with students about the art that they are exploring in the classroom, and he helps prescribe healthy attitudes toward the sticky practice of artistic critique.

Helpful and specific tips on what to expect during a student critique. Students should learn to communicate about their art during their whole k-12 career and beyond.

This MoMa video shows how taking students on trips to art museums can spark thoughts that are connected to their personal lives, other classes, and the world around them. Use those sparks as chances to open dialogues with your students.

Not finding what you need? Maybe you want to go more in-depth? Then check out these other resource centers:

Edutopia is a bustling online community for teachers, where you can read (and even post) lessons, blogs, articles, and videos.

ARTSEDGE, developed by the prestigious Kennedy Center, offers a curated collection of arts-based lesson plans, blogs, articles, and journals.

Just in case you ever meet someone who questions the value of art education in an essential curriculum: ArtsEdSearch offers a growing collection of published scientific studies and research that support the many varied benefits of arts-based education.

From the IVLA: a broad selection of carefully chosen material in support of visual literacy for many pursuits: including, but not limited to, education.