The wonderful thing about all of the ladies at Inspiration Avenue is that they provide encouragement and support for each other. I know that there will be someone to help whenever I have a question. I also know that I have my own group of cheerleaders, each one a talented artist herself, prompting me to stretch myself artistically.
When I began teaching, the practice of modeling for the students was a key element. It meant showing each piece of a new type of learning and giving explicit examples to the children. As a mentor teacher, I learned how important it is to model effective instructional practices for other teachers. I learned so much from having others model for me too. That's one reason why being part of this group of artists is so special. They are all truly an inspiration to me, through their art and through their actions.