Nobody can deny the growing emphasis on STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, among the educators and educational reformers. The emphasis on STEM comes with a hidden cost. As more attention is devoted to STEM related curriculum, it often means subtracting art or music from the already limited time and resources at the school.
Over the course of my career, I have had a few people suggest that I go into teaching art, since that is my training and passion. Now, I am fairly confident I would make a very average teacher at best - I tend to think too much about what you "should" be telling kids. As luck would have it, I have nonetheless been called into service to help someone near and dear to me: my younger son.
How does this year's artwork inspire you? Share a poem, photo, drawing, painting, or something else with the SEED community. Be sure to reference which piece of artwork is inspiring to you!
How does this year's artwork inspire you? Share a poem, drawing, photograph, or something else with the SEED community. Be sure to include a link to the piece of artwork that inspires you!
What is one thing we can teach each other about nature, the environment, and the world we live in? Share your answer with the SEED community.
If you didn't have the chance to participate in this year's artwork program, share your thoughts and imagination with us now. Tell us what the natural teaches us via drawing, painting, photograph, poem, or something else.
If you didn't have the opportunity to participate in this year's artwork competition, show us now what makes our planet special. Post a drawing, photograph, poem, or something else. Share your imagination with the SEED community!
There are 7 other planets in our solar system (8, if you still consider Pluto in mix!), and an inifinte number of planets in the mysterious great beyond. What other celestial body would like to dwell upon? Why?
Not everyone had the chance to participate in this year's artwork program. Now's your chance to show the SEED community your own home sweet home - with a picture, drawing, painting, or something else.
(If your answer references a particular piece of artwork from this year's program, be sure to include the image or the URL within your reply.)
Tell us how you are inspired by the artwork in this year's competition? Did you write a poem? Did you take a picture of your own home? Did it bring back memories of your mother's cooking? Share your story with us.
(If your answer references a piece of artwork from this year's program, be sure to include it or a link to it in your reply!)