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John Payne Art Teacher

Goodbye school year

So I had to say goodbye to the best school I have worked for since I have been in education. I will miss the freedom and all the extra things they let me do. My extra art club was really […]

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Guam and back: Always teaching

Well it has been a month since my last post. I had to return to Guam, where I started my teaching career in the Military. I spent a month there with new and old friends. As we began our inspection, […]

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Spring Madness

Well it is another week into the spring and the kids are all kinds of wacky. As we push into the final weeks the kids are picking up new skills and showing off their talents. I had the opportunity to […]

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Pushing to Spring Break

It has been about two weeks since I have posted, but that would be because of the packed schedule. Let’s start with painting all of the decorations for the library for one of my schools. Getting ready for Dr. Seuss’s […]

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Successful Week

So my journey in elementary continues with pushing those boundaries of the kid’s art skills. Every class I hear less “I can’t do this”, “This is too hard”, and “When do we get a free day?”. “I got this Mister […]

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Another week with mostly wins!

So it has been about two weeks since I posted last and a lot has happened. First I think I had some major losses in discipline and trying to get people to function, focus, and just be willing and ready […]

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New Job 3rd Week

Wow! The Christmas holiday is over and I am starting a new job in Mesquite ISD. I am teaching elementary at two different campuses. However, they are both new buildings with fully stocked art rooms. OK so now I am […]

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Elementary Prep

Well a whole lot has happened since TAEA in November. Finished my Lithography class with 11 pieces. Feeling good about my first run at stones, even did a few multi colored prints. However, the big news is I am back […]

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Busy Week

Well this was a full week.  First of all, I just got back from TAEA (Texas Art Educators Association).  What a great time in Galveston where I learned so much.  Mainly next time I will be presenting and doing the […]

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Another Busy Week

Well, made it another week.  Definitely chocked full of things that needed to get done.  First off, got more involved with the coaching gig.  Getting all the field equipment ready for the Friday home game was very taxing.  I had […]

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