I am about one month away from starting class again. That means I’m in my midsummer. I’ve accomplished a few things on my “list” but it’s time to start thinking about the academic ones as well. My department chair also asked me to think about a few things which involves (if I’m smart) some writing. If I do it early it’ll help in developing my goals for the new school year.
I’ve recently found a curriculum developed in New South Wales with the Japan Foundation, called Art Speaks Japanese. It seems a refreshing perspective from the usual. I really want to bring more of the arts into the classroom and this seems like a good way to do it. It uses images from the Art Gallery of NSW but they are broad enough in topic that students could find similar images on-line or elsewhere if they wanted. It’s always an experiment and it seems we never have enough time to teach what is needed. It goes far too quickly.