Aggregation of simple ideas into a complex whole motivates my teaching.

Today I had the unexpected gift of working with a group of adults who came to learn about the inquiry based method we use in the gallery to introduce art to students. This group came from diverse backgrounds and areas of interest -- retired judges, social workers, prospective docents, board members, and office volunteers -- to learn more about how we encourage people to look at art and talk about what they see. I get excited every time I have the opportunity to share this work, but today was special: the range of questions and observations that came up in our session made me realize that this is a positive force with potential impact in many different contexts. I'm eager to dive in to research on other methods that might inform and support critical thinking and inclusion.


photo courtesy of Anna Scott, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017