As I mined for an idea (in my digital daybook) to write about, I wondered if it wouldn't be an interesting experiment to ask teachers to capture their teaching philosophy in a meme. It would make for an interesting hashtag stream, wouldn't it?
My memes above are inspired by Don Graves.
When I look at those memes above, I see the technical discipline that the studio encourages. I see the space to experiment with something technical. The difference, I think, between the modern classroom mindset and the studio mindset is forward-looking. The studio isn't in a hurry. The studio slows the student down.
To me, Writing is a craft, our classroom a studio says "Let's think small. Focus on what you can do, and let's work from there."