Getting ready for the 2023 NAEA Convention?

If you are headed to San Antonio for the 2023 NAEA Convention, then check out this document to help plan your daily schedule! Included are details for all of the TAB/Choice sessions being offered, information about the TAB Inc. representatives that will be present, and networking events to connect with fellow TAB/Choice educators. Hope to see you there!

Creating a TAB Community

Art teachers sketch on zoom.

By Abi Paytoe Gbayee As art teachers, we many times find ourselves as the only art educator in our building or even in our district.. When you add being a TAB teacher on top of that, it can be really lonely. I taught for 12 years in a district with 20 other art educators, and […]

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, […]

Remote Learning Resources

Photo with hand using a brush to paint

Getting Started with Learning OnlineHome Art Supplies by Jill Stepak​Online Learning for Art- Getting Started by Ron Gresham  All LevelsPaper Smache Demo for TAB by Clyde GawSegni Mossi Movement with DrawingHarvey Moon’s Drawing Machines Elementary​“Art at Home” by Claire Winkeler​Mr. Fralick’s Portal of Inspiration and Curiosity ​Mrs. Corrente’s Board of Inspiring and Creative IdeasKaty O’Brien’s Art […]