I’m an art teacher for the first time. I’ve worked as a teaching artist for several years, but this year I’ll be teaching the same ~200 high schoolers all year long. As a teaching artist I’ve been able to work with a diverse range of students, teaching a variety of subjects, spending several weeks at a time with each group, and bouncing from school to school. There has been an ongoing conversation (with some contention) around the distinctions between the roles of art teacher and teaching artist, and I’m curious to see how the two compare first-hand. I’ll be sharing an assessment of my first year as an art teacher the best way I know how—through daily doodles.