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Nancy Baack
Attended University of Northern Iowa
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Essential Questions in the Art Room
While the whole Essential Question thing has been a bit confusing, (sometimes I swear I’m hearing or reading conflicting information!) I finally feel like I’ve got a bit of a handle on the overarching essential questions in each of my classes.  I’m continui...
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One Word for the New Year
Because we are on a block schedule, when we start our new semester of classes, its just like starting the year over; fresh and exciting, with new schedules and new students.  Its a great little boost to the school year, as you realize that these are the stu...
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Getting Organized in the Art Room: Personal Kanban
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to be more organized?  Well I have an idea for you! Kanban is a visual signal that's used to trigger an action. The word Kanban is Japanese and roughly translated means “card you can see.” Toyota introduced and refined ...
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A Mixed Media Process
Teaching students mixed media can be daunting.  There are so many processes and techniques that can be combined in endless ways!  Sometimes it is paralyzing for students who don’t know what to do next or if they like the layer they’ve created and don’t want...
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Creative Photo Challenge
Isn’t it fun when you find inspiration in those random everyday activities? That’s how this project came into being…as I was scrolling through my Instagram and came across an account that Instagram had highlighted in their feed.  The name on the account was...
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I have been a 4th-12th grade art teacher at a small, rural school in Iowa for 22 years. I passionately believe that students benefit in so many ways from creative self expression, and it is my joy to share these ideas with others. When not teaching, I love spending time with my family, reading, baking and being creative in a variety of ways.
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