Sometimes the job of teaching seems
overwhelming, with all of the paperwork, duties, accountability . . . and,
oh, did I mention teaching? The purpose of this site is to make the job
easier if you teach a
Basic Ceramics and Pottery Class.
Especially for Teachers
You can save and
Formal Lesson Plans with Quizzes and
Handouts and Worksheets
Straightforward Review Activities for Substitutes
You may save these to your computer, modify or not, and print as
many as you need for your classes.
Also included are PowerPoint Presentations
and links to the works of ceramic artists,
contemporary and historical. Notes about the work on the presentations can
be printed or read as students view the work. No slide projector to worry
about and very little preparation time required.
Activities for students to do on the computer
Multiple Choice Quizzes
Matching Image to Vocabulary Activities
Interactive Crossword Puzzles and More!
VALUE OF SITE
Using this site
with your students saves a lot of school dollars as you do not have to buy
a text. Personally, I found that the texts were usually not very
interesting reading for students and were not very practical in ceramics
class as students always had dirty hands and usually got clay all over the
pages of the book. This site started out as an effort to solve those
problems. The extra budget money (not spent on more texts) can go to
supplies or more resource books for your classroom library. Handouts can
be printed out and given to students and thrown away if too dirty to keep.
And my activities have always engaged the students more than the books
So there you go: cheaper, more convenient and more interesting to students! These units contain the basics of handbuilding
with clay. You will have use to the site for at least a year.
Thanks in advance.
You will be getting great value for your money.