Jan 13, 2015

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Have You Hugged a Blogger Lately?

Have You Hugged a Blogger Lately?

Bloggers are some of the most innovate, selfless and exciting people in art...

Jan 9, 2015

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11 Things Successful Teachers Do on ...

11 Things Successful Teachers Do on the Weekend

The end of the day on Friday seems like the end of a long marathon. Exhaustion...

Jan 8, 2015

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When Teacher Envy Creeps In, Remembe...

When Teacher Envy Creeps In, Remember to Think Like a Minimalist

Teacher envy is an evil force with the power to take over your confidence....

Jan 6, 2015

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Winter Conference Schedule Released:...

Winter Conference Schedule Released: Plan Your Day!

The AOE 2015 Winter Online Conference is only a few weeks away! Today,...

Dec 31, 2014

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Help Your ELL Students in Art Class ...

Help Your ELL Students in Art Class with These Simple Steps

I will never forget one of my sweetest 1st grade students. Picture this: It...

Dec 30, 2014

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Rainforest Painting: Free Lesson Pla...

Rainforest Painting: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Space Art...

Dec 28, 2014

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How to Survive a Day in the Classroo...

How to Survive a Day in the Classroom While Sick

First of all, if you are sick, you should probably stay home! There is no...

Dec 25, 2014

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How Teaching Art is Like a Candy Can...

How Teaching Art is Like a Candy Cane

Happy Holidays from all of us here at AOE! We’ll be continuing...

Dec 19, 2014

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Where Are You on the Choice Spectrum...

Where Are You on the Choice Spectrum?

Starting January 1st, participants in our Choice Based Art Education class...

Dec 18, 2014

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Why Not… Introduce Your Students to ...

Why Not… Introduce Your Students to Tinsmithing!

I truly believe the media we present to students has a great impact on their...

Dec 16, 2014

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Mondrian Collage: Free Lesson Plan D...

Mondrian Collage: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line  and Shape Art...

Dec 15, 2014

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10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Strea...

10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Streamline Your Art Curriculum

Writing curriculum can be a daunting and boring process, but it doesn’t...

Dec 14, 2014

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Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essentia...

Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essential Clay Tips

In my art room, I chose to start the majority of my clay projects in January....

Dec 11, 2014

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Beyond Glorified Babysitters: Jaw-Dr...

Beyond Glorified Babysitters: Jaw-Dropping Names Art Teachers Are Called

Each time I walked into a staff meeting in my building, I made a beeline for...

Dec 5, 2014

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5 Fun Field Trips to Take as an Art ...

5 Fun Field Trips to Take as an Art Department

If most of your professional development sessions take place in a conference...

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...