The TAB Studio in the Time of COVID: Advocating for What We Do

Julie Toole using a children's book during COVID>

by Diane Jaquith In previous blog posts about the COVID-19 pandemic and the TAB studio, we’ve shared thoughts from practicing teachers about relationship and community building. Here, we share what teachers are advocating for in this difficult time, as well as resources teachers have suggested for TAB teaching.  My thing is mental health advocacy. I […]

The TAB Studio in the Time of COVID: Building Communities

The TAB Studio in the Time of COVID

By Diane Jaquith ​Blog 2: Building CommunitiesIn this second entry in a series about the challenges of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers share their thoughts about community building, a central tenet to the TAB studio. ​ BUILDING TAB STUDIO COMMUNITIES: QUOTES FROM TEACHERS Vygotsky talks about the collaborative aspect of learning and social creatures. Kids have […]

The TAB Studio in the Time of COVID-19 By Diane Jaquith

Building Relationships

In the last TAB blog post, Julie Toole emphasized that strong communities and relationships are essential to learning. Relationships and community come first – TAB teachers innately understand this – and building these foundations starts on Day 1. Collaborative studio communities will grow and develop as the school year progresses, but first, teachers need to […]

Adding “Ourselves” into Anti-Racism Work

Statement of Solidarity

Adding “Ourselves” into Anti-Racism WorkJulie Toole, Chicago IL TAB Board Chair DEI&J Anti-racism work is not self-improvement work for White people. It doesn’t end when White people feel better about what they’ve done. It ends, according to Rachel Cargle (2020), when Black people are staying alive and they have their liberation. We have paused. We have […]

Statement of Solidarity

Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) stands in support of Black-led movements denouncing systemic racism and police brutality against BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) including the most recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbury. While these latest murders have been a catalyst for an uprising, systemic racism has been deeply embedded into […]

Beyond the Art Room: Remote TAB Studio Learning In Pandemia

By: Clyde Gaw*Original blog post from: K-12 educators across the World faced a new challenge at the beginning of Spring this March. With little warning, teachers reinvented or made major readjustments to their educational programs to accommodate remote learning mandates in a matter of hours. Instead of face to face interactions with teachers, fellow classmates, […]