1 teacher 5 questions: Molly

This week’s teacher snap quiz, features Molly, a primary art teacher in NYC.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Not to take student behaviour or the attitude of my co-workers towards art seriously.

What’s the craziest or most outstanding thing that ever happened in your classroom?

Outstanding would be every time something ‘clicks’ with my students and they are proud of what they make, draw or achieve. Craziest would be an all-out brawl between a group of boys in fourth grade.

Tell us one thing you would change about teaching, and why

The testing, especially at primary/elementary level. Learning through play and creating for the first two years would be ideal.

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

Watching your students succeed.

Describe your life as a teacher in 5 words.

Inspiring. Hectic. Engaging. Fun. Creative.

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