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Teaching Artist Handbook, Volume One: Tools, Techniques, and Ideas to Help Any Artist Teach
by Nick Jaffe, Rebecca Barniskis and Barbara Hackett Cox
University of Chicago Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-226-25691-7 | Paper: 978-0-226-25688-7
Library of Congress Classification N85.J34 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 700.71

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Teaching Artist Handbook is based on the premise that teaching artists have the unique ability to engage students as fellow artists. In their schools and communities, teaching artists put high quality art-making at the center of their practice and open doors to powerful learning across disciplines.
This book is a collection of essays, stories, lists, examples, dialogues, and ideas, all offered with the aim of helping artists create and implement effective teaching based on their own expertise and strengths. The Handbook addresses three core questions: “What will I teach?” “How will I teach it?” and “How will I know if my teaching is working?” It also recognizes that teaching is a dynamic process that requires critical reflection and thoughtful adjustment in order to foster a supportive artistic environment.
Instead of offering rigid formulas, this book is centered on practice—the actual doing and making of teaching artist work. Experience-based and full of heart, the Teaching Artist Handbook will encourage artists of every experience level to create an original and innovative practice that inspires students and the artist.

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