Chinese Proverb:  "Tell me and I forget.  Show me and I remember.  Have me do it and I understand."

Tina Schwartz

Ms. Tina Schwartz
Art/Graphic Design teacher/Librarian
Jr. High/High School
Colome High School
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fax:  605-842-0783

"Art is my passion!"

Project: Hometown Hero 

       Imagination is essential to success in the 21st century

The arts .............

      1.  Develop the imagination and the critical, intellectual and personal skills needed to 
          create, innovate and adapt in a global economy.

      2.  Teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are 
          seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.  Learning in the arts 
          requires the ability and a willingness  to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities 
          of the work as  it unfolds.

Teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships--
          Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, 
          it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

Teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that 
          questions can have more than one answer.

      5.  Teach students to think through and within a material.
          All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

      6.  Help children learn to say what cannot be said.
          When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must 
          reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.


      ***  The goal of my art program is to build visual literacy in my students.

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