Ian Lawrence: Educator Extraordinaire

Voice: Ian Lawrence, occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board and an Education Officer at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Photo captions:
1. Ian in his teacher outfit // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
2. Ian’s TDSB cup // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
3. Ian’s AGO staff identification // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
4. Ian, dressed up as a knight, hanging out in the AGO’s “Hands-On Centre,” an arts and craft room where he supervises workshops for children under six // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
5. Books in the AGO’s “Hands-On Centre” // JEANIE TEAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
6. A booklet constructed by Ian containing split headshots of, and personal statements from, the various students he has taught over the course of his teaching career. // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
7. Ian at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
8. A mixed-media self-portrait project that Ian did with his Grade 4 class at Secord Elementary, the school at which he did his practicum for teachers’ college. The project was designed to help the students explore their identity and the diversity of their classroom. // IAN LAWRENCE/TDSB, 2012.
9. Ian in the Education Commons at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
10. Ian having fun in the playground at Ryerson Community School, where he did a placement while attending teachers’ college. // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
11. Ian having more fun in the playground at Ryerson Community School // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
12. Ian at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
13. Craft table at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
14. Children’s finger painting project that Ian supervised, at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
15. A child’s arts and craft project in the “Hands-On Centre” at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVRSITY
16. A bristol board on which Ian’s students from Secord Elementary wrote their goodbyes // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY

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