Teaching

Whether you’re a new Teaching Artist or you’ve been in the field for a long time, there’s always more to learn. Every student and classroom is different; it’s helpful to have a range of skills and strategies at the ready. Resources in this section are comprehensive, with a focus on practical tips, accommodations, strategies, and tools for programs in progress. Some resources have been crowdsourced from Teaching Artist contributors, and others have emerged from research in education and the arts.

Explore Teaching Resources

  • Developing Positive Relationships Among Students

    Liberated Learning Environments

    Find strategies to develop connection and collaboration between students so everyone in the classroom can contribute to an inclusive environment.

  • Glossary

    Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Definitions for a range of terms you may encounter while working in an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) Classroom and other inclusion settings.

  • Group Formations: Pros, Cons, and Strategies

    Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Discover classroom formations and student groupings that will best support your lesson and meet the needs of your students.

  • Inclusive Curriculum & Showcasing Artists with Disabilities

    Liberated Learning Environments

    Make your curriculum more inclusive by showcasing a diverse representation of artists and art in your classroom.

  • Leading Inclusive Online Classes

    Remote Teaching & Learning

    Find tips and tools for planning and facilitating live online classes for students with diverse needs in this guide from ArtsConnection Teaching Artists.

  • Lesson Plan Template

    Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Plan an inclusive lesson with this GIVE Lesson Plan Template, including space for accommodations, roles for the Classroom Professionals, and more.

  • Ongoing In-Class Reflection Strategies

    Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Build in multiple opportunities and modes for reflection throughout the lesson to support student learning, engagement, and growth.

  • Online Access Check: What It Is and How to Do It

    Remote Teaching & Learning, Practical Tips & Accommodations

    Learn how to start online lessons with an access check to make sure you're meeting students' needs and to share the accessibility features of your session.