About this blog: This blog is a digital representation of work completed in the Art Education program at Northern Illinois. It consists of assignments, clinical experiences and reflections.
About me: My Name is John Cheney and I am a student at Northern Illinois University. I am currently majoring in Art Education and Printmaking to receive both my B.S.Ed and my B.F.A. I have been in love with the subject of art since I was very little and have grown more passionate about it throughout the years.
About ARTE 342: This class has been an experience. The assignments have been creative and the teaching was exciting. Overwhelming at times the stress did get to me and many times I questioned if I really wanted to proceed in the program. I wanted to know what relevance the assignments had to teaching. Why were they important? However after teaching at the first grade level I know why? Creating these assignments we were fully able to understand the language that children are able to relate to. I’ve laughed cried and everything in between. Ive grown as a student and as a teacher this semester.
About ARTE 387: This is a course geared towards assessing student work. Understanding traditional and unique assessment methods is what this course aims to do. Additionally this course is geared specifically towards art assessment, which needs to be handled differently.