Teaching, to me, is about the ongoing dialogue between educators and the children who are our students. These children, much like artists, and as artists, have a different way of seeing things; through art we, teacher and student, can explore the processes of synthesis, intense relationships with materials, invention, evocation of exploration and research and much more, all revolving around visual and media culture. It is integral to me to teach children within the context of their visual, media, and community culture; that is to utilize what is relevant to and known by children in their immediate surroundings, and especially within the twenty-first century. I view culture, in its many forms, as the field of action for the development of art which reflects the contemporary world. As a teacher, I hope to forge a relationship for children between school and culture and to look for and produce cultures and communities within our school environment. For if we manage to unite school with our community, media, and visual culture contexts, we provide opportunity for children to construct learning and draw real world and interdisciplinary connections that reach beyond the classroom walls.