Don't get me wrong...I LOVE PINTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(So Pinterest...if you are reading this, please know I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! ) Pinterest is an amazing tool. I think that it has truly revolutionized the art education world!
I've seen, talked to, e-mailed with teachers that are finding amazing "projects" on Pinterest that they "JUST HAVE TO DO!" The projects are truly wonderful...and have amazing worth. However, doing amazing projects for the wow factor...and neglecting the need for scope & sequence can be a disservice to your students. We need to hold their interest, but also need to build on necessary skill development. If your district has a set curriculum, then you are inclined to find lessons that fit within your curriculum. If your district does not have a set curriculum....you need to define where you are & where you are going with your lessons. Too much dessert does not give you the nutrition you need to grow strong & stay healthy. Just like too many WOW/ Eye Candy lessons do not give your students the foundations they need to build their artistic skills.
PLEASE...KEEP USING PINTEREST!!!!!!
Many of you have found me because of Pinterest!!!!!! Just be wise in how you use the lessons you find so that your students get the best art education they can!!!!