Standard 8: Instructional Strategies 2

Pedagogical Approaches: Art

8(a) The teacher uses appropriate strategies and resources to adapt instruction to the needs of individuals and groups of learners.

8(b) The teacher continuously monitors student learning, engages learners in assessing their progress, and adjusts instruction in response to student learning needs.

8(e) The teacher provides multiple models and representations of concepts and skills with opportunities for learners to demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of products and performances.

8(f) The teacher engages all learners in developing higher order questioning skills and metacognitive processes.

8(n) The teacher knows how to use a wide variety of resources, including human and technological, to engage students in learning.

8(o) The teacher understands how content and skill development can be supported by media and technology and knows how to evaluate these resources for quality, accuracy, and effectiveness.

A “socially just” classroom is a setting where students and teachers connect and strive for a better outcome. Providing a positive environment such as “socially just” classroom can influence and inspire individuals to change the world. Students are the future; if students are motivated now, they will grow to inspire others. A “socially just” classroom is a way of teaching that supports high-level thinking and learning. It is the definition of a positive forward-thinking classroom.

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This artifact is connected to instructional strategies because designing a socially just classroom setting requires a lot of planning and instructional strategies. There is not correct method that works but different strategies that could be implemented in the classroom to snare a positive working environment. These positive and safe learning areas are for everyone. A “socially just” classroom serves every student and even students with disabilities. Creating a fair learning space for all gives everyone an equal opportunity to succeed. Allowing students to build relationships with one another provides a caring and loved environment where they aren’t afraid of each other.

Nā Hopena Aʻo outcome(s): 

      Sense of Belonging

      Sense of Responsibility

      Sense of Aloha

Social Justice Anchor standard(s):



I chose this artifact because I am currently an Art major, and my worry for my “socially just” classroom is funding. I live on the island of Molokai and I’m not too sure what the art department looks like right now. Regardless of what materials they have, I am determined to help and inspire all students in my class. I am looking forward to working with all students of different cultures or students with disabilities. In art there’s no wrong answer, and technically no “wrong art” either. I am looking forward to help students build with creativity at their own pace, to give them a safe environment of relaxing and creating. We all have an imagination, so being able to build relationships with students to learn off each other is what I look forward to the most. I have had some experience in the past working with disabled students in the art department both elementary level and high school.

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