Darryl Alello teaches planning, execution and problem-solving as they fall under the umbrella of art. His 14th year of teaching has brought both the greatest challenges and greatest accolades. Amid coronavirus obstacles, Alello has been named the Louisiana Art Teacher of the Year and is actively vying for the national honor.
The 2020 school year is full of unprecedented pitfalls, but Alello’s approach and philosophy have stayed the same. Life, for him and his students, has learned to imitate art. “Every single project that kids do in here is critical thinking — everything they do,” he said. “They make a mistake and they ask me, ‘How can I fix this?’ and I’m like, OK, you need to stop and think about it for a minute. What can you do to make this mistake look like you intended to do this?”
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