TA Profiles & Lesson Plans
OUR EDUCATORS USE THE DREAMYARD SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK AND THEIR OWN CREATIVE PRACTICE TO BUILD THEIR LESSON PLANS.
Below we share some of their stories and example lesson plans to show you the DreamYard approach in action.
TEACHING ARTIST PROFILES
The “Teachers Light The Way For Others” Teaching Artist profile series shows how teachers and students in The Bronx have managed to continue their education through the use of modern technology, dedication, and resilience.
Interviews by Denisse Cotto Reyes, DY Digital Learning Program Coordinator
The first four lessons are important because they set the tone for the rest of the school year and are key to building a rapport with teaching partners and students.
This rapport is critical because we want all students involved to be brave enough to take risks as artists. At DreamYard we use the first four class meetings to create a sense of community and to establish a basic understanding of how art can be used to express something important.
The following are examples of the first four lessons in a DreamYard classroom categorized by art form.