Name: Becky Rehbeck
School(s): Britton Elementary Hilliard City Schools
Grade Levels: K-5
Where do you fall on the choice spectrum? Modified to Free… it depends!
How many years have you been teaching TAB/Choice? 10 years
Your why? I didn’t want to see any more displays where all the childrens art looked the same. I am influenced by the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy where the child is the artist and helps create the curriculum through their interests as well as teacher prompts. Children’s art aesthetic should be seen and their skills build through exploration, demo examples and interests!
Do you have your own room, share a room, or travel? I have my own room.
What advice would you give someone transitioning to TAB/Choice? Join a TAB online or FB group, so much help and resources! Try it out in small ways, one or two centers or media choice within a project. Build in centers as you are comfortable. There is no one way, make it work for you! Reach out and go visit if you can, it really helps to see a studio in action!