I recently came across this list (posted on the right) again (I've seen it a few times before) and it made me think about things going on in the art room. In my TAB classroom (Teaching for Artistic Behaviors), it's my goal to help students think like artists - be persistent, creative problem solvers, willing to try new things and take risks. I understand that not all students will like art or be good at art, but there are many skills taught, practiced and learned in the art room that cross over into many other areas of life. I hope that students learn that there are many ways to be "talented" in art - and in life - that don't require them to be super talented at any one thing. It's not always easy to do these things, but these are all things that can help prepare you for a more successful future.