Jun 30, 2014

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Can a TAB Classroom Coexist in a Wor...

Can a TAB Classroom Coexist in a World with Report Cards?

Assessing art is subjective, personal and can be difficult for many art...

Jun 27, 2014

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Do You Play Music in the Art Room?

Do You Play Music in the Art Room?

Today I’d like to discuss the topic of playing music in the art room while...

Jun 26, 2014

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Explore the World’s Greatest A...

Explore the World’s Greatest Art in Your Underwear

Yesterday, I challenged you to visit at least one museum this summer. Maybe a...

Jun 25, 2014

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The AOE Museum Challenge: Enter to W...

The AOE Museum Challenge: Enter to Win BIG!

As a sophomore in college, my major was elementary education until half way...

Jun 12, 2014

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9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your ...

9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your Student Learning Expectations

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, AOE writer Ian brought you a controversial...

Jun 12, 2014

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Easily Organize Your Standards with ...

Easily Organize Your Standards with a Planning Matrix

The process of rewriting my district’s middle school visual arts...

Jun 6, 2014

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Why I Pick My Battles in the Art Roo...

Why I Pick My Battles in the Art Room Wisely

  With the extremely cold and long winter we had this year, it seemed...

May 30, 2014

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How to Plan a Successful Return from...

How to Plan a Successful Return from a Leave of Absence

Yesterday, you read about why I took a break from art education. Today I would...

May 29, 2014

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Why I Took a Break from Art Educatio...

Why I Took a Break from Art Education

  Art education has been a large part of my life for many years. If...

May 21, 2014

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The Top 10 Art Supplies to Add to Yo...

The Top 10 Art Supplies to Add to Your Order in 2014

Like most art teachers, new art supplies make me happy. I secretly wonder if...

Apr 23, 2014

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The Benefits of Limiting Choices in ...

The Benefits of Limiting Choices in Choice-Based Art Education

Since implementation of the Choice-Based Art curriculum known as TAB, student...

Apr 22, 2014

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Set Up Your TAB Room in 7 Easy Steps

Set Up Your TAB Room in 7 Easy Steps

Yesterday, I shared the reasons why I chose to teach a Choice-Based art...

Apr 21, 2014

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Why I Changed to a Choice-Based Art ...

Why I Changed to a Choice-Based Art Curriculum

Editor’s Note: This week we’re taking a few days to talk about...

Apr 9, 2014

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Conquer Batik with this Handy Resour...

Conquer Batik with this Handy Resource Guide 

Batik is the art of using wax resist and dye to decorate fabric. The art of...

Mar 21, 2014

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What it Really Takes to Become a Nat...

What it Really Takes to Become a National Board Certified Art Teacher

When I started my journey towards national board certification in the fall of...

Feb 27, 2014

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How To Use Brain Breaks to Increase ...

How To Use Brain Breaks to Increase Student Productivity

Do you ever get so involved in an activity that you forget to take a break? I...

Feb 18, 2014

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7 Successful Strategies for Managing...

7 Successful Strategies for Managing Middle Schoolers

When people learn I teach middle school art, the response I frequently hear...

Feb 11, 2014

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Personalized Plaster Masks: Free Les...

Personalized Plaster Masks: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Color,...

Feb 10, 2014

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Do You Dare? Plastering StudentsR...

Do You Dare? Plastering Students’ Faces For Amazing Mask Results

Editor’s Note: This week on AOE we’re going to be focusing on...

Feb 10, 2014

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9 Essential Tips For A Successful Pl...

9 Essential Tips For A Successful Plaster Mask Lesson

Previously, I talked about the nitty gritty details of setting up and...

Feb 4, 2014

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Check Out Wiggio for All Your PLC Ne...

Check Out Wiggio for All Your PLC Needs!

As you probably know, Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) are...

Jan 30, 2014

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A Fun New Way to Teach Art History!

A Fun New Way to Teach Art History!

Trying to sneak vegetables into my son’s diet is like trying to sneak...

Jan 23, 2014

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Grant Wood Ceramic Landscapes: Free ...

Grant Wood Ceramic Landscapes: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form Art...

Dec 19, 2013

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A Visual to Help Students from Wande...

A Visual to Help Students from Wandering in the Art Studio

It never fails. There is always one student in each of my classes who seems to...