Mr. Juarez is May’s featured blogger on the National Art Education Association Monthly Mentor Blog

Click the links to read his blog posts on art education, contemporary art, social networking, business side of art, and so on at Sheboygan North High School.

Social Networking Via Skype. May 1, 2019.

Early in my career, I have learned that if I want to implement something into my curriculum, then I need to cater it to my students. It is important to use a resource that will engage them in the learning process, to put them into a situation where they would need to utilize the knowledge they have learned thus far in real-life scenarios, to effectively navigate the web to seek specific information, and to make inferences based on information presented. Read more.

Beautifying Our Environment Through the Art of Muraling. May 3, 2019

How we approach the art of muraling at our school makes a difference on how others view it. It is centered around creativity, originality, collaboration, presentation, and professionalism. One way of achieving this is by designing our murals to be aesthetically pleasing, meaningful, and supported by our curriculum with the same intensity as one of our art units. Read more.

Developing Your Own Unique Art Program. May 7, 2019.

One of the best approaches that I see as life-changing is integrating advocacy with the business side of art education. If you take a close look at how a business operates, you will notice that we experience similar objectives in art education. For example, who is our audience? What makes us stand out compared to another art program? In what way can we attract new students?  How can we retain current students? What successes have our alumni accomplished? Read more.

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