Saying “Yes” to Children’s Ideas–Teaching vs. Learning

TEACHING VS. LEARNING: One of the scariest things about transitioning to a choice based approach to working with children is a teacher’s fear of losing control.  Many of us are operating under the false assumption that if we control every possible variable, we will ensure that our students are learning. Today, there are whole texts [...]

Artist in Residency, Acadia National Park

These are a few photos from my experience as an Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park during their centennial year.  For fifteen amazing days I explored, sketched, painted, and breathed in the magic and mystery of this beautiful place.   There is no doubt in my mind that every season there has its own [...]

Fern Gallery Show, January 14 through February 2009

Rhythm of Nature: Artworks by Robin Brooks            On view at the Fern Gallery,             Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray, Maine   Seventeen works in painted paper collage, oils and mixed media              On view from January 14, 2009 through February 2009 Red Sunflower, oil on panel                                                       Fiddlehead Center for the Arts                               [...]