Nov 21, 2014

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5 Ways to Help Students with Special...

5 Ways to Help Students with Special Needs Feel Successful in the Art Room

In my past life, I worked as an assistant to students with special needs. I...

Nov 19, 2014

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Teach Your Youngest Students to Tear...

Teach Your Youngest Students to Tear Paper

Ahhhh, tearing paper. I believe this is one of the essential fine motor...

Nov 13, 2014

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The Best Frank Lloyd Wright Resource...

The Best Frank Lloyd Wright Resources for Art Teachers

    One of my favorite ways to teach concepts is through stories...

Nov 13, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Wright Homes: Free Lesso...

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape, Texture Art...

Nov 10, 2014

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AOE Celebrates Distance Learning Wee...

AOE Celebrates Distance Learning Week!

Did you know this week is National Distance Learning Week!? I know, I know,...

Oct 30, 2014

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Matisse Underwater Collage: Free Les...

Matisse Underwater Collage: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape Art...

Oct 29, 2014

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How to Organize Your Curriculum Docu...

How to Organize Your Curriculum Documents in One Place

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of paper you have to keep track of?...

Oct 23, 2014

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My School Blocks Social Media, and I...

My School Blocks Social Media, and It’s Cramping My Style

    One would think that in today’s day and age, schools would...

Oct 21, 2014

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AOE Winter 2015 Online Conference An...

AOE Winter 2015 Online Conference Announced!

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to cozy-up with some PD from the...

Sep 30, 2014

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Teach Your Students to Draw Contour ...

Teach Your Students to Draw Contour Lines

Teaching contour line is a simple way to hone students’ observational...

Sep 25, 2014

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Giving Up Control, One Choice at a T...

Giving Up Control, One Choice at a Time

When I go to a restaurant, I often tell myself: You can have the bread basket...

Sep 25, 2014

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Winter Courses Now Open for Enrollme...

Winter Courses Now Open for Enrollment!

AOE’s Winter Course Schedule is now released! You can get started...

Sep 22, 2014

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How to Manage Your Email in 9 Easy S...

How to Manage Your Email in 9 Easy Steps

Email is a tricky beast to tame. In today’s society, email etiquette (OK,...

Sep 18, 2014

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“Mouse Paint” Color Whee...

“Mouse Paint” Color Wheel: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Color Art Skills: Color...

Sep 3, 2014

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How to Build a Successful K-5 Weavin...

How to Build a Successful K-5 Weaving Curriculum

Do you ever skip over an entire media group in your curriculum, simply because...

Aug 28, 2014

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Bean Mosaics: Free Lesson Plan Downl...

Bean Mosaics: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line and Shape Art...

Aug 26, 2014

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How to Develop a Unit Using the New ...

How to Develop a Unit Using the New Visual Arts Standards

If you are like most art teachers, your curriculum is driven by the word...

Aug 25, 2014

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10 Things You Should Know About the ...

10 Things You Should Know About the New Visual Art Standards

With the release of the New Visual Art Standards this summer, art teachers all...

Jul 18, 2014

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Summer 2014 Conference Recap

Summer 2014 Conference Recap

On July 17th, 2014, The Art of Education was proud to host the third ever...

Jul 17, 2014

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The Best Facebook Groups for Art Tea...

The Best Facebook Groups for Art Teachers

Are you on Facebook? If you are, you might be noticing that Facebook groups...

Jul 3, 2014

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Video: My Favorite Simple Visuals fo...

Video: My Favorite Simple Visuals for the Art Room

If you have limited wall space in your art room,  you must be selective with...

Jun 4, 2014

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The Only Online Clay Resource You...

The Only Online Clay Resource You’ll Ever Need!

One of my very favorite clay resource websites is run by art educator, John...

May 21, 2014

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Should the Art Room be Tech-Free?

Should the Art Room be Tech-Free?

The art room. The one last places in the school where hands-on activities are...

May 19, 2014

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Streamline Your Ordering Process wit...

Streamline Your Ordering Process with These 9 Tips

Editor’s Note: It’s that time of year again, ordering time!...