Are you on Facebook? If you are, you might be noticing that Facebook groups are becoming more and more popular. Belonging to a group is a fun way to interact with like-minded people in a casual atmosphere. When the updates come right to your feed, it’s super easy to interact and contribute. There are some amazing ideas, questions and discussions out there! Here are some of the best and most active Facebook groups we’ve found for art teachers.
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Art Teachers – This is one of the largest groups for art teachers. With over 5,000 members, there’s a little something for everyone here. Look for many great conversations and lots of thought-provoking debates here!
Men of Art Education – This is group is for male art teachers to share experiences, stories and strategies. As they state, “We are the minority in Art Education, we need to embrace it.”
Midwest TAB – Choice Based Art Teachers – There are many choice-based Facebook groups, some of which are area-specific. I belong to the Midwest group, but you can find many others along these lines.
Badass Teachers Association – Not specifically for art teachers, but unique enough for a mention here. This group is very political and opinionated. Not my cup of tea, but for some, an excellent outlet.
NAEA Middle Level Division – NAEA has a few specific groups for different areas of interest, such as Women’s Caucus, Middle Level, etc… Hopefully they will add more in other areas over time.
Art Teachers: Beg, Borrow and Steal – This is a sharing page for ideas just for art teachers.
If you are interested in joining any of these groups, you will usually need to click “Join Group” at the top right of the page, and an administrator will approve your membership in a few days. If you are acting inappropriately on any of these, usually the admin will reserve the rights to give you the boot to keep the community pure, so behave!
I hope you will enjoy chatting with other art teachers on this social platform that I “love to hate,” Facebook!
Oh and while you are at it, don’t forget to follow AOE’s Facebook page. We often post giveaways and other tidbits you won’t find on our website.
What are other Facebook groups for teachers do you belong to and enjoy?
Any stories from interacting on these pages (good, bad or ugly)?