Art History Teaching Resources

Peer-populated resources for art history teachers

Taking Note of Art History

Guest Author: Sooran Choi Note-taking is undoubtedly an important skill to possess. Studies have shown that classroom note-taking is part of effective learning, and enhances memory. However, the question I would … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Team-based Learning for Art Historians

Guest authors: Jennifer Ball and Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank Recently we participated in a workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL) at Brooklyn College, a process where your students are divided into permanent teams … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Teaching ain’t just lectures and exams.” On Letters of Recommendation…

Guest author: Alexis Carrozza I wrote my first letter of recommendation about seven or eight years ago when I was a teaching assistant while pursuing my M.A. in art history. … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Plagiarism Chronicles….

Guest author: Cara Jordan  [Plagiarism (1621) from L.plagiarius "kidnapper,seducer, plunderer," used in the sense of "literary thief."] It’s mid-semester.  By now, our survey students are getting into the swing of things – they’ve turned in a few assignments, and … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Museum Object Portfolio Assignment

Guest author: Elise Smith, Professor of Art History, Millsaps College Most of us have had some experience teaching with art “in the flesh” – in museums or galleries – rather … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Making History: Wikipedia Editing as Pedagogical and Public Intervention

Guest Authors: Alexandra Thom and Saisha Grayson On the first Saturday in February, the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art hosted an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in partnership with … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

AHTR reports back from THATCamp CAA

Guest authors: Nancy Ross, Ginger Spivey & Hussein Keshani This February was the second time that THATCamp (the Humanities and Technology Camp) came to CAA and provided a platform for … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rubrics: Why Use Them?

Author: Meechal Hoffman There will be a few posts that will follow this one that will go into more detail on what makes up a good rubric, and on some … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Teaching for the first time? Read “Purposeful Pedagogy”

  Ed. note: Much like AHTR, but non-art history specific, Purposeful Pedagogy is a grassroots peer-led group that actively supports pedagogical inquiry for higher education teachers. PP is specifically geared … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get involved with THATCamp CAA 2014!

Author: Michelle Millar Fisher I’m co-organizing the second ever THATCamp at the College Art Association annual conference (CAA) in Chicago this year, and I’m getting excited. We’ve got a great … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bringing the museum into the art history classroom

Author: Karen Shelby AHTR aims to facilitate the exchange of a number of pedagogical resources. One of the first components uploaded to the site was the museum films, but they … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

AHTR takes on 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome, for many of you, to spring semester. We are excited about all that is planned for AHTR in the coming months: new collaborations in teaching content … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Call for Kress-funded AHTR Collaborators!

This year has been a great one for AHTR, not least because of the amazing community that has blossomed around it.  AHTR’s “year” actually began in February 2013 with the … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Introducing library resources in the art history classroom

Guest author: Amy Ballmer Students can feel unmoored and overwhelmed when given a research assignment. How can you help students become confident researchers and critical thinkers about information? Clarity of … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Wrapping up: asking students to reflect and evaluate

Guest Author: Alexis Carrozza We’re nearly at the end of the semester and I’m currently writing the latest iteration of my students’ final (non-test) assignment for the semester, the portfolio … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Engaging the Masses: Activities for kicking off a jumbo class

Guest Author: Mya Dosch Students in jumbo classes often hope that they will be able to slink into the lecture hall, let the lights dim, and passively receive information from … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Seeking the Best: Top Ten Qualities that Great Community Colleges Look for in New Hires

[Ed. Note: This post is a part of AHTR's series on community colleges.] Guest author: Caterina Y. Pierre As a full-time associate professor at a large community college, I have … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interdisciplinarity in the Arts: Teaching others to teach with images

Author: Michelle Millar Fisher I was lucky enough to be asked to head a roundtable last week instigated by the English department at the college at which I am a … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Teaching at a Community College

Guest Author: Kimberly Overdevest [Ed. note: We’re starting a few ongoing series this fall. Last week, we began the AHTR series on teaching the art history survey thematically; this week, … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Thematic Survey: A Comparative Approach

[Ed. note: This is the first in a series of posts that will highlight multiple perspectives and issues surrounding teaching a thematic art history survey.] Guest Author: Annie Dell’Aria When asked to … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Flipping the classroom, part 2

Guest author: Melissa Hall [Ed. note: Following last week’s discussion – see the post and comments section – on podcasting and creating online content, we’d be interested in hearing (via … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Curating a Virtual “Textbook” for Early 20th-Century Art History

Guest Author:  Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Assistant Professor of Art History at Kent State University at Stark Back in March, Michelle Millar Fisher told us about how she has ditched the art … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 15 Comments

Improv(e) Your Art History Class

Guest author: Jen Oleniczak Art History courses need improv. Before that ‘x’ in the upper right corner is clicked and you move on to another article, I’m not referring to … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Grading with Google Drive

Guest Author: Phillip Quintero For the last three years I’ve been teaching Critical Reading and Writing and Integrative Seminar courses at Parsons, The New School for Design. In that time, … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thematic Approaches: Six Degrees of Separation in Art History

Guest Author: Dana Howard [Ed. note: This is the beginning of a series of posts over this academic year on thematic approaches to art history, especially in the art history … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

First Day Icebreakers

The first day of classes looms. For this short post, we’ve asked colleagues to share some of the icebreakers and activities they use on the first day of class – … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Building Language Skills Through Drawing

Guest Author: Jesse Day Like most people teaching liberal arts classes at art and design colleges I’m constantly trying to get my students talking about works of art and design, … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Timeline Assignment: Do you Tiki Toki?

Guest author: Rhonda Reymond Rationale and Learning Outcomes Students often treat information as discrete entities and have difficulty connecting it to material in other classes or even reintegrating it within … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Back Online!

After a mid-summer break, AHTR is back from vacation and, probably as you are too, making final preparations for the upcoming school semester. This fall, we’re excited that the AHTR blog … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Holidays from AHTR!

We’re taking a break from the AHTR blog for the month of July in order to focus on uploading lesson plan content, and fit in a short vacation. We’ll be … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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