This is my serious look for a serious post.
This is hard to write because I don't want to sound like a (you fill in the adjective).
I have gained SO MUCH from sharing my ideas with all of my blogger friends and I HOPE the feeling is mutual. I try to share my best, simplest, most engaging lessons and ideas.
But my sharing stops at you (and of course my family and non art friends who can stand one more minute of school talk!) So basically I only share this blog with YOU:)
I don't share my blog with art colleagues who don't have blogs or administrators. (I have made only one exception to this rule. A colleague who has recently went into elementary art from middle school art and has worked her tail off. She has shared her work with me also. I think mutual sharing is awesome. She is sworn to secrecy:) Maybe I'm too protective of my ideas or don't want to be an open book I'm not sure what it is! I do know, when I see an idea that is clearly mine being used without any acknowledgement I get THAT feeling. I don't want to be like THAT and I am working on it. I try to remember that the great thing about my ideas is I have tons more of them! I try not to repeat projects too much to keep them coming!
I'm curious, do the other art teachers in your district check out your blog? Or have a blog? Do you share it with your principal? I would love to know your thoughts on this!